Correct use of plurals

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RobertChurch

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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

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Robert Church
 

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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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