[General] They are going to take a shower.

beachboy

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They are going to take showers.
They are going to take a shower.

Are both sentences correct and commonly used in everyday English?
 

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Yes, you can use either one.

(In the second case I might expect them to shower together.)
 

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The second one is natural. The context would probably remove any ambiguity about whether they are taking a shower together or not, but even if several people are taking seperate showers I would use the singular.
 

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I would use the first one when the people were going to take more than one shower- they're going to take showers at their neighbour's house while their bathroom is being renovated.
 
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