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    #1

    headache or headaches

    Hi

    Should we pluralize aches because of the pronoun?

    They have a headache or They have headaches?

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    #2

    Re: headache or headaches

    They have headaches.

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    #3

    Re: headache or headaches

    Is it natural to say "they have a headache"? I bet I heard it!
    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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    #4

    Re: headache or headaches

    Multiple people cannot share a headache.

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    #5

    Re: headache or headaches

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Is it natural to say "they have a headache"? I bet I heard it!
    I'm sure you have. It's fine when we use 'they' instead of 'he/sh'e:

    What does someone do if they have a headache while driving on a motorway?

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    #6

    Re: headache or headaches

    Is this even true about cold?

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    #7

    Re: headache or headaches

    Yes.

    Q: Why are six kids off school today?
    A: They all have a cold.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: headache or headaches

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Multiple people cannot share a headache.
    Unless it's their boss.

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    #9

    Re: headache or headaches

    I'm getting confused here. So which one is correct?

    They have a cold or colds?

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    #10

    Re: headache or headaches

    I'd say ​colds.

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