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    hair or hairs?

    Hi dear friends,

    In the following sentence I believe the singular form of the word ''hair'' must be used rather than its plural form. Am I right in thinking so?

    The most faithful women are not those whose hairs are blond ,brown or black but those whose hairs are 'gray'!

    Thanks.

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    Re: hair or hairs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hi dear friends,

    In the following sentence I believe the singular form of the word ''hair'' must be used rather than its plural form. Am I right in thinking so?

    The most faithful women are not those whose hairs are blond ,brown or black but those whose hairs are 'gray'!

    Thanks.
    You are correct. Don't forget to change the subject/verb agreement. Hair is singular.

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    Re: hair or hairs?

    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    You are correct. Don't forget to change the subject/verb agreement. Hair is singular.
    ... in that case. More generally, hair is not countable when it refers to trichological ( I may have just made up a word!) growth on a person's head.

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