[Grammar] Plural or singular verb with the word "amenities"

toloue_man

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Of the following sentences, which one is grammatical?

The amenities of this room include one single bed.
The amenity of this room includes one single bed.

I am asking this question because we only have one object after the verb "include".
 

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I would use the first.
 

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The second is wrong.
 

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If it's a hotel room, I would certainly hope it contains at least one bed! I find "amenities" a rather unusual word to refer to beds. Hotels' amenities usually include things like a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, laundry room, restaurant etc.
 

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If it's a hotel room, I would certainly hope it contains at least one bed! I find "amenities" a rather unusual word to refer to beds. Hotels' amenities usually include things like a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, laundry room, restaurant etc.

What matters to me most is the syntactic properties of this sentence not its semantic content. I agree with you that this sentence may have unusual meaning.
 

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I understand that but we always comment on whether posts are natural and logical. A sentence can be grammatically and syntactically perfect but make absolutely no sense at all. I see no point in writing such sentences.
 

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I understand that but we always comment on whether posts are natural and logical. A sentence can be grammatically and syntactically perfect but make absolutely no sense at all. I see no point in writing such sentences.

Yes. I agree: Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
 

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I think a bed can hardly be called an amenity.
You can say: The room is furnished with a bed.
A bed is provided in the room.
 
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