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    Plural in this case?

    I got a bit confused whether or not I should make the following noun plural or singular if I want to say that each student has his/her own bag. Please help me distinguish the meanings between 1 and 2 below.
    1. I saw a few students with bags. / I saw a few students carrying bags.
    2. I saw a few students with a bag. / I saw a few students carrying a bag.

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    Re: Plural in this case?

    I'd use the plural; otherwise, it could be plural students witha single bag.

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    #3

    Re: Plural in this case?

    Thank you. Well, how about in the following case? Do you still use the plural form?

    1. Many students have bags.
    2. Many students have a bag.


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    Re: Plural in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by gorikaz View Post
    Thank you. Well, how about in the following case? Do you still use the plural form?

    1. Many students have bags.
    2. Many students have a bag.
    Many students have bags:The same rule as Tdol cited.

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