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    Varies/Vary Between Brands

    I have a question about these:

    1. "The taste of milk varies between brands."
    2. "The tastes of milk vary between brands."

    Is one of them wrong?

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    Re: Varies/Vary Between Brands

    1. is correct and 2. is not.

    But there is another problem, at least in the North American context. Milk has become a commodity; therefore brands do not matter. Pretty much, milk is milk, and brand makes no difference. Its taste does not vary.

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    Re: Varies/Vary Between Brands

    How about these:

    3. "The taste of milk varies from brand to brand."
    4. "The taste of milk varies among brands."

    ?

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    Re: Varies/Vary Between Brands

    Same answer. Both are now grammatically correct but meaningless because brand remains irrelevant when it comes to milk.
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