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    charges/ a charge

    "He decided to step down to take responsibility for the ongoing investigation into charges that he gave cash to fellow lawmakers during a party leadership convention in 2008".

    "into charges that he gave cash to fellow lawmakers during a party leadership convention in 2008".


    When I studied English, I found this sentence but why "charges" was written instead of "a charge although just one case is followed?

    I found not only charge but also plan is written in a form of plural, breaking the rule of number agreement. Is there a reason and meaning difference between singular and plural in this case?

    Thanks and sorry to take your time but help me again.

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    Re: charges/ a charge

    There can be multiple criminal charges based on just one act of wrongdoing.

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