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    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    engines

    why is it gentlemen start your engines and not gentlemen start your engine?


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Re: engines

    why is gentlemen start your engines and not gentlermen start your engine?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: engines

    Without context, probably because the "gentlemen" are each in a car. Therefore there will be more than one engine to start.

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