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Ashutosh S
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:43:42 PM
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Which of the below are right ... and more importantly WHY ?
1. Interviews for the posts of Lecturers will start soon.
2. Interviews for the post of Lecturers will start soon.
3. Interviews for the posts of Lecturer will start soon.

Anxious <being a newbie, please ignore missing etiquette of the forum if any in posting the question >
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:01:34 PM

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Ashutosh S wrote:
Which of the below are right ... and more importantly WHY ?
1. Interviews for the posts of Lecturers will start soon.
2. Interviews for the post of Lecturers will start soon.
3. Interviews for the posts of Lecturer will start soon.

Anxious <being a newbie, please ignore missing etiquette of the forum if any in posting the question >


If there is only one position open -- the post of Lecturers -- then #2 is the correct choice. Interviews for that post will start soon.

If there are two or more positions -- the posts of Lecturers -- then #1 is the correct choice.

#3 doesn't work since that would be many posts for only one Lecturer.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Parpar1836
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:27:52 PM
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What about . . .?

Interviews for the post of Lecturer will start soon.
Ashutosh S
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 10:41:54 AM
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What if we want to convey that there are multiple posts ? Will 'post' take the plural or 'lecturer' or both ?

Even otherwise, are ALL the three options mentioned grammatically correct ?
Romany
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 4:35:04 PM
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If there is more than one then: "Interviews for Lecturers Posts..."
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