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    to one's heart content

    Hello,
    Will the word 'heart' get the plural form if the subject is plural? Does it always happen so in such idiomatic phrases?
    E.g. 'They drank to their hearts' content' or 'They drank to their heart's content'? (The latter sounds rather strange to my ear)
    Thanks a million!

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    Re: to one's heart content

    Actually they both sound exactly the same, but 'They drank to their hearts' content' is how you should write it.

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    Re: to one's heart content

    Thank you, dear Rover_KE. And you are definitely right about the way it sounds. Naturally I meant the spelling problem. Thanks again. Could you please help me in some more cases: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...05#post1144305
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...04#post1144304
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...03#post1144303
    And especially this: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...02#post1144302

    I'll be most grateful to you for your help as nobody else is going to answer these awfully disturbing me questions!!!

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