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.
Originally Posted by Unregistered
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.)