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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    "There are words in this text which are not used in their first meaning"
    "There are words in this text which are not used in their first meanings"

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Hello Super,

    I don't quite understand "first meaning"; do you mean "primary meaning"?

    MrP

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    I guess.

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    #4

    Re: Which one is correct?

    In that case, I would probably say "There are words in this text that are not used in their primary sense".

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Sonic View Post
    "There are words in this text which are not used in their first meaning"
    "There are words in this text which are not used in their first meanings"
    The second one doesn't sound correct to me. I'm not sure if it's because of the 'first' which comes in front of it.

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