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    shootings

    should shooting be plural or singular. since there was only one incident of shooting. it should be singuluar. but many shots. so plural?
    there was a shooting at virgia tech university


    many of the dead are people
    many deads are people

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    Re: shootings

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    should shooting be plural or singular. since there was only one incident of shooting. it should be singuluar. but many shots. so plural?
    there was a shooting at virgia tech university


    many of the dead are people
    many deads are people
    Shootings. Many people are dead.

    If the gun was fired only once (or several times but with a single victim), it would be a shooting. (Since in this case it was a semi-automatic weapon, shootings would nearly always be right.)

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