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This is a sentence taken from Oxford Dictionary:
From this sentence I assume that the reason bacteria isn't used with S for plural and the verb adhere isn't in third person is that by the bacterial they mean "bacteria in general" and not a certain bacteria.PHP Code:
Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria adhere to the surface of the red cells.
If I am correct then my question: How come it doesn't say "the red cell" instead of "the red cells" for the same reason?
Bacteria is already plural.
Bacterium is singular.
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.