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    Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Should I use plural in this sentence or just singular?

    I have a special interest in art(s).

    Also which one is correct to saying this?
    1. I have a special interest in scale model
    2. I have a special interest in scale modeling

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    #2

    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    I have a special interest in art.
    I have a special interest in the arts.



    1. I have a special interest in scale models.
    2. I have a special interest in scale modelling.

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have a special interest in art.
    I have a special interest in the arts.



    1. I have a special interest in scale models.
    2. I have a special interest in scale modelling.
    Sir, what is the difference between scale models and scale modeling ​in the above sentence?

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    #4

    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    What do you think the difference might be?

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you think the difference might be?
    the one is using suffix (-ing) the other is not.

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    the one is using suffix (-ing) the other is not.
    Well yes, but there is a difference in meaning.

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well yes, but there is a difference in meaning.
    I really don't know what it is. Could please explain it to me, Sir?

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    #8

    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    "Scale modeling" is the production of scale models.

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Scale modeling" is the production of scale models.
    So is it correct if I say "I have a special interest in scale modeling"? Or should I say "My hobby is scale modeling"? Thanks for the previous explanation anyway.

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    Re: Art(s), Should I use plural?

    Either of those would work.

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