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Plural or singular

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Plural or singular

Postby DanDyn » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:11 am

I need help on determining whether to use plural or singular in this sentence:

The witnesses were Hans Hansen's and Jens Jensen's wife / wives.


Obviously Hans and Jens are not married to the same person, but if I write "wives", it seems like they both have more than one wife.

Which is correct?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Plural or singular

Postby Alan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:14 am

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