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    It's raining Mark? Marks?

    This may sound like kind of a strange question, or a VERY strange question,
    and I'm sort of embarrassed to even ask this, but I hope someone could help me.

    Hypothetically, if many Different MEN are falling from the sky, you'd say "It's raining MEN" in plural. But if it's just one same MAN falling from the sky in many different clothes, how do you say it?

    For example, imagine it is raining men right now, but all the men are just one same person named Mark, only in different clothes, then do you say "it's raining Mark?" or "It's raining Marks?"

    Any help would be really appreciated!!
    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: It's raining Mark? Marks?

    Both. It depends on how you want your listener or reader to view the picture, sort to speak.

    It's raining Marks. <as individuals>
    It's raining Mark. <as a whole, collective>

    All the best.


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    Re: It's raining Mark? Marks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    This may sound like kind of a strange question, or a VERY strange question,
    and I'm sort of embarrassed to even ask this, but I hope someone could help me.

    Hypothetically, if many Different MEN are falling from the sky, you'd say "It's raining MEN" in plural. But if it's just one same MAN falling from the sky in many different clothes, how do you say it?

    For example, imagine it is raining men right now, but all the men are just one same person named Mark, only in different clothes, then do you say "it's raining Mark?" or "It's raining Marks?"

    Any help would be really appreciated!!
    Many thanks in advance!
    Assuming in one of those "Find Waldo" books there were more than one Waldo, you would say, "Can you find the Waldos?"
    So I am guessing if it were raining more than one you would say "It is raining Waldos". "Can you find them?"
    That is my guess.

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