RE: Singular or Plural?

Subject: RE: Singular or Plural?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Darges, Katherine'" <katherine -dot- darges -at- defensegp -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 15:52:18 -0500

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> .com] On Behalf Of Darges, Katherine

> Could you please help me explain which of the following is correct and
> why?
> "The group provides high-level analyses and technical assistance..."
> "The group provides high-level analysis and technical assistance..."

The latter, because you must have parallel construction of the two things:
analysis and assistance.

You wouldn't say "We had discussions and dancing," but you would say, "We
had discussion and dancing."

Bonnie Granat


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