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    Singular / Plural - Students must bring their umbrella(s) or raincoat(s)

    Which one is correct?
    1. Students must bring their umbrella or raincoat.
    2. Students must bring their umbrellas or raincoats.
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    Re: Singular / Plural - Students must bring their umbrella(s) or raincoat(s)

    You can hear both. I prefer 2 myself.

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    Re: Singular / Plural - Students must bring their umbrella(s) or raincoat(s)

    To be honest, I can't imagine a context where someone must bring umbrellas. Probably, "should" sounds better.
    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Singular / Plural - Students must bring their umbrella(s) or raincoat(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    To be honest, I can't imagine a context where someone must bring umbrellas. Probably, "should" sounds better.
    The students might not be allowed on the field trip if they don't bring their umbrellas. In that sense, they must bring them (if they want to go on the trip).

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