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    trouble(s)

    Should you face trouble/troubles, call me.

    Should I use 'trouble' or 'troubles'?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: trouble(s)

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Should you face trouble/troubles, call me.

    Should I use 'trouble' or 'troubles'?

    Many thanks.
    In this context, trouble. And 'face' isn't used in this sort of conversational context; so it would be 'If/should you have/meet any trouble, call me.' Troubles tends to be historical - either on a personal level ('He's had his troubles, but he has always faced them courageously') or at a national level ('During the Troubles, there was a large British Army deployment in Belfast). In this sort of context, "face" is fine.

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    Re: trouble(s)

    Many thanks, BobK, for your detailed explanation.

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