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    number or numbers

    Wild animals need food, a good environment and safety. If their habitat is threatened or they cannot find enough food, their ______ may decrease.
    A. number B. numbers

    Are both answers acceptable? If not, is there any difference in meaning?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: number or numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Wild animals need food, a good environment and safety. If their habitat is threatened or they cannot find enough food, their ______ may decrease.
    A. number B. numbers

    Are both answers acceptable? If not, is there any difference in meaning?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    B is usual.

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    Re: number or numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Wild animals need food, a good environment and safety. If their habitat is threatened or they cannot find enough food, their ______ may decrease.
    A. number B. numbers

    Are both answers acceptable? If not, is there any difference in meaning?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    Both are correct, but B is more common.

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    Re: number or numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Both are correct, but B is more common.
    So we can say "our numbers, their numbers" etc if the subject is plural.

    Am I right?

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    Re: number or numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    So we can say "our numbers, their numbers" etc if the subject is plural.

    Am I right?

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    Yes, with the correct meaning.

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