Which word is correct?
The couple stared at the upturned dumpster, (mouth / mouths) hanging open.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Using couple as the subject makes it a compound noun. Mouths would then be the appropriate plural.
- GA41Lv 71 month ago
Mouths is correct. The couple has two mouths which is plural.
- Coach SimonLv 41 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.
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 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....