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    When the customs officers opened a car boot

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    When the customs officers opened a car boot, they made a bizarre discovery -- a hundred pairs of trousers with only one leg each. The driver told them he was only transporting them from one address to another and was unable to give them any other explanation.

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    Re: When the customs officers opened a car boot

    It's OK. It's the car's trunk​ in AmE.
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    Re: When the customs officers opened a car boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    When the customs officers opened the car boot, they made a bizarre discovery -- a hundred pairs of trousers with only one leg each. The driver told them he was only transporting them from one address to another and was unable to give them any other explanation.
    I wouldn't use "pair" in that unusual context.

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    Re: When the customs officers opened a car boot

    "A hundred trousers" would be wrong in American English. Trousers (or more usually "pants", which are something rather different in British English) come in pairs.
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    Re: When the customs officers opened a car boot

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "A hundred trousers" would be wrong in American English.
    ... and also in British English.

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