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    a fanatic ... crowd/crowds

    Manager Alex Ferguson's 70th birthday was made one to forget after his side was upset 2-3 by the basement club Blackburn.

    The host United, supported by a fanatic 75,146 crowds at Old Trafford, failed to impress due to their slack defending in the area, suffering a 0-2 blow after 51 minutes from a brace-scoring Ayegbeni Yakubu.

    Why is 'crowds' used when 'a' precedes it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: a fanatic ... crowd/crowds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Manager Alex Ferguson's 70th birthday was made one to forget after his side was upset 2-3 by the basement club Blackburn.

    The host United, supported by a fanatic 75,146 crowds at Old Trafford, failed to impress due to their slack defending in the area, suffering a 0-2 blow after 51 minutes from a brace-scoring Ayegbeni Yakubu.

    Why is 'crowds' used when 'a' precedes it?

    Thanks.
    "A" is OK, but it should be "crowd".

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