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    Rumors say that ... // Rumor has it that ...

    1. Rumors say that ...
    2. Rumor has it that ...
    Are these two interchangeable?

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    Rumor has it that the company that bought the other hotels from the family who still owns the El Cortez has an option on it as well, and that all of them ...

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    Re: Rumors say that ... // Rumor has it that ...

    Hello Daruma,

    "Rumour has it that X..." is the ordinary idiom; it implies a cautious attitude towards the rumour, on the part of the speaker.

    "Rumours say that X..." is much less common, and perhaps not quite as natural for most speakers; it does not tell you anything about the attitude of the speaker towards the rumour.

    Best wishes,


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