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    apology? apology?

    Dear all,

    I'm going to forgive her. Not unless she expresses her deepest [apology, apologies].

    In the sentence above, should "apology" be plural?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: apology? apology?

    Yes, but "...not unless she apologizes" would be more natural.

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    #3

    Re: apology? apology?

    Even more natural would be to begin with, "I'm not going to forgive her".

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    #4

    Re: apology? apology?

    ... followed by 'however much she apologizes'.

    I'm reminded of Rex Harrison:

    I will never take her back -
    If she were crawling on her knees
    Let her promise to atone
    Let her shiver, let her moan -
    I will slam the door and let the hell-cat freeze.
    (As I remember he slipped between the indicative and the conditional more-or-less randomly!)

    b

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