occasions/occasion?

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There are two occasions for Muslims.
There are two occasion for Muslims.

which one is correct and why?
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sara_pk said:
There are two occasions for Muslims.
There are two occasion for Muslims.

which one is correct and why?
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Since there are two of them, you need the plural "occasions". :wink:
 
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there are two occasions of celebration for muslims.
there are two occasions of celebrations for muslims.


why?
 

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sara_pk said:
there are two occasions of celebration for muslims.
there are two occasions of celebrations for muslims.


why?

I would choose the first. Celebration is the main category. The occasions are subgroups.

Similar are "two types of salad" and "two styles of automobile". Many people, however, use the double plural.

In English, it would be more natural to say "two holidays" or "two holy days/periods" than "two occasions of celebration".
 

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You could say:
There are two occasions for Muslims to celebrate.
 
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