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    #1

    Smile ..."are a resource"...

    I read this sentence on an article:

    "In this quote, Gates explains that dissatisfied customers are a resource that one cannot afford to ignore."

    Why using a instead of plural form? Like, "are resources that one cannot afford to ignore." ?

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    #2

    Re: ..."are a resource"...

    He is lumping them together into a single group of people.

    Rover

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