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    Correct use of plurals

    Hi

    I would like to know which is the correct phrase to use:

    I asked them to wash their hands and face

    OR

    I asked them to wash their hands and faces

    Thanks

    Robert Church

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Correct use of plurals

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertChurch View Post
    Hi

    I would like to know which is the correct phrase to use:

    I asked them to wash their hands and face

    OR

    I asked them to wash their hands and faces

    Thanks

    Robert Church

    Welcome to the forums.

    In this context, faces works better - it reinforces the plurality.

    Alternative way to say this:

    I asked them all to wash hands and face.

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