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    We should not use a plastic bag.

    Hello.

    Is it necessary to pluralize the word "bag" in the sentence in the title?

    "We should not use plastic bags."

    Thank you.
    (Please forgive me if it's a silly question.)

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    Re: We should not use a plastic bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.

    Is it necessary to pluralize the word "bag" in the sentence in the title?

    "We should not use plastic bags."

    Thank you.
    (Please forgive me if it's a silly question.)
    If you are talking about a general suggestion that it would be good if the whole world followed, then yes. "We shouldn't use [so many] plastic bags". You don't have to say "bags" because it's "we" though.

    If two people go to a supermarket together and when they get to the checkout, they are asked if they would like a plastic bag, they could say "No thanks. We shouldn't use a plastic bag. We've got a backpack and a duffel bag we can put the shopping in". The person who is speaking is responding on behalf of themselves and their friend/partner. They were only offered one plastic bag so they are both turning down the offer of that one plastic bag.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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