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    Cool tide or tides

    Hi,

    Should I say "the tides are rising", "the tide is rising","the tide is lowering",
    "the tides are lowering". Do I have to uses the singular or the plural?


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    Re: tide or tides

    The tide is coming in/going out would be the usual term if you are talking about the sea.

    Talking about the twice-daily tidal changes you would use the singular - the tide

    Talking about tidal changes in general, you would use "tides" - "The tides in the Mediterranean are hardly noticeable."

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    Cool Re: tide or tides

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The tide is coming in/going out would be the usual term if you are talking about the sea.

    Talking about the twice-daily tidal changes you would use the singular - the tide

    Talking about tidal changes in general, you would use "tides" - "The tides in the Mediterranean are hardly noticeable."
    Thank you!

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