San
Lv 6
San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Which word is correct?

The couple stared at the upturned dumpster, (mouth / mouths) hanging open.

Thanks!

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  • 1 month ago
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    Using couple as the subject makes it a compound noun. Mouths would then be the appropriate plural.

  • GA41
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Mouths is correct.  The couple has two mouths which is plural.

  • 1 month ago

    All of these words are correct! Look them up. Mouth or mouths depending on whether you mean the couple's mouths of that of the dumpster. Unless you mean Dunster, a lovely village in Somerset.

  • 1 month ago

    The whole sentence is f*cked up.  Let me fix it for you.  The couple stared at the upturned dumpster as their jaws dropped in disbelief....

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