momo
"There were 4000 audiences at the concert." Is it natural?
Nov 24, 2017 2:25 PM
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No, the audience is a collective noun which refers to all the people present, so '4000 audiences' implies 4000 separate groups of people. ''There were 4000 *in the audience* at the concert'' is what you are probably trying to say.
November 24, 2017
Hey there, Audience is a plural word which stands for a group of people. You could say "There where 4000 people in the AUDIENCE at the concert." "4000 audiences" would mean there are 4000 separate groups. This would not be correct.
November 24, 2017
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