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I am a bit confused by plurality in agreement. For example, if I want to say "ONE green book and ONE red book on the table" with ellipsis, which of the following choices should be used?
1) There are a green and red book on the table.
2) There are green and red books on the table.
Thank you very much!
I think it's something related to usage. But, I mean if we just take grammar, such as agreement, into consideration, are the two sentences grammatical?
Because I see that, in English, sometimes people would use a structure like (Adj + Conjunction + Adj + N) as a short form of (Adj + N + Conjunction + Adj + N). But I get confused by the singular and plural agreement of the N. What if in the original structure, (Adj + N + Conjunction + Adj + N), both Nouns are in singular form and co-referential, then in the contracted form, (Adj + Conjunction + Adj + N), should I place a definite article a/an to make it as ( A/An +Adj + Conjunction + Adj + N[singular noun]) or add a plural marker to the noun to make it as (Adj + Conjunction + Adj + N[plural noun])?
I guess the examples I use may be a bit odd in daily usage, but I cannot think of a better one at the moment to demonstrate these two structures.
I hope I do not make it too complicated... Can anyone help me?