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Dear all,

I am not sure about the the form of the noun after the usage of and in the following case.

1. The Berlin and the Munich city
2. The Berlin and the Munich cities

Which one of the two is correct?

Many thanks for your support.
 

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Dear all,

I am not sure about the the form of the noun after the usage of and in the following case.

1. The Berlin and the Munich city
2. The Berlin and the Munich cities

Which one of the two is correct?

Many thanks for your support.

Welcome to Using English, Taimoor. Neither one is correct I'm afraid.
 

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Welcome to Using English, Taimoor. Neither one is correct I'm afraid.
I appreciate your prompt and worthy response. Kindly inform me about the correct structure?
 

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The cities of Berlin and Munich.
I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question; but now I think I need to be more precise. The actual question I need to get an answer is
1. The marginal and the chief ray
or should it be
2. The marginal and the chief rays

I am afraid, the rays of marginal and chief do not sound correct to me.
 

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I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question; but now I think I need to be more precise. The actual question I need to get an answer is
1. The marginal and the chief ray
or should it be
2. The marginal and the chief rays

I am afraid, the rays of marginal and chief do not sound correct to me.

I'm afraid I don't understand what marginal and chief rays are.
 

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Yes, use "rays." There are two of them.
 

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Many thanks, bahisahab and soothingdave. I appreciate your support and consideration. Have a nice evening :)
 
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I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question

Using the names of cities is not exactly analogous, which is why the suggested rewrite didn't work. City names don't behave the same way as your examples- they very rarely use the definite article, for instance, so you were not substituting like with like. :up:
 
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