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    The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counts/counted/counting around

    1. The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counts around 80.

    2. The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counted around 80.

    3. The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counting around 80.


    Which one is grammatical?

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    Re: The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counts/counted/counting ar

    None of them. A "toll" is a "count." "... a death toll around 80."

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    Re: The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counts/counted/counting ar

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    None of them. A "toll" is a "count." "... a death toll around 80."
    Then,can I say "The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll around 80"?

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    Re: The protests were brutally broken up with a death toll counts/counted/counting ar

    Yes.

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