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    #1

    Students who want to join the baseball teams should meet in the park where...

    Students who want to join the baseball teams should meet in the park where the baseball team has their daily trainings. (from my teacher's handout)
    Is this sentence correct? If not, how should I revise it? Is "trainngs" correct? How about just "training"? Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: Students who want to join the baseball teams should meet in the park where...

    In AmE we would probably say:

    Students who want to join the baseball team should meet in the park where the baseball team has its daily practice.

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    #3

    Re: Students who want to join the baseball teams should meet in the park where...

    I'd say "... where the team trains every day".

    Using "teams" at the start is OK if more than one team is touting for players. However, the end of the sentence suggests that there is only one team so I think it should probably say "team" at the start too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Students who want to join the baseball teams should meet in the park where...

    In American English, "team" is singular, so it should be "team has its."

    In British English, I think "team" is plural, so it should be "team have their."

    What you have is composite - wrong in both languages.

    And yes, I would say "where the team trains daily."

    But neither "training" or "trainings" is wrong, it's just awkward.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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