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    #1

    a lot of people...their face(s)

    Hi,

    Dr Nowitzki: ''I was proud of him...A lot of people don't put their face in the water on the first day.''

    Taken from The Big Bang Theory, Season 5, Episode 18.

    I'd like to ask why she does not say 'faces' but just 'face.'? I feel confused because of the plural subject 'a lot of people.'

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: a lot of people...their face(s)

    Humans only have one face, don't they?

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    #3

    Re: a lot of people...their face(s)

    I would have used 'faces'. It's normal to use the plural in BrE.

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    Re: a lot of people...their face(s)

    It sounds OK to me in either form.

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