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    #1

    A lot of people's nose(s)..

    Please help me understand these kind of grammar.

    -A lot of people's nose/noses is/are..?
    -The nose/noses of a group of people is/are..?
    -A lot of people's ear/ears is/are..?
    -They are losing their mind/minds?
    -How many finger/fingers am I holding?
    -Should question/questions like this/these be..?

    Basically I don't know when the subject should be perceived as single or plural.

    Thank you

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    Re: A lot of people's nose(s)..

    In your examples they are all plural.

    Some of your question marks are incorrectly used and ellipses consist of three dots — not two.

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