"I'm here in protest, and to get an apology," said Masaki Yoshizawa, who had 300 head of high-grade "wagyu" cattle on a ranch about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from the plant. ABCnews
Should the bold parts be "heads" and "cattles", since Mr Yoshizawa had more than one cattle? Could you please explain to me? Thanks.
Last edited by freezeframe; 27-Apr-2011 at 15:39.
Last edited by 5jj; 27-Apr-2011 at 09:46. Reason: Typo - I couldn't even spell 'freezeframe'!
I originally looked up "head" in Longman dictionary (head, click here). But the dictionary doesn't list head as a plural noun, not to mention that definition explained by Freezeframe. Then I start this thread to remove my confusion. After reading Freezeframe's explanation, I turned to W-M's learner's dictionary that proves what she said.
Have I made my thanks-statement clear now?
Last edited by LQZ; 27-Apr-2011 at 12:51.
Just to show off, it's a Synecdoche.
Head of cattle, faces in the crowd, all hands on deck.
A part is used to refer to the whole.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
46 head of cattle/sheep etc [plural] a particular number of cows, sheep etc: a farm with 20 head of cattle
The problem with that dictionary is how they organize and lay out the information. Unless you know what you're looking for, it's difficult to figure anything out.