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Shouldn't it be "Rebels vs. Imperium" since an Imperium is a large group, as are a group of Rebels, however while Imperium is STILL a large group, a single Rebel is, like, a single rebel.

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None of that makes "Rebel vs. Imperium" ungrammatical.
 
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I think "Rebel" and "Imperium" are adjectives here, not nouns. As in "Rebel Force" and "Imperium Force".
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Or maybe it's just a single rebel hero that's starting out from a lowly Rebel Cantina (as per two-player set-up), gathering followers and finally challenging the Imperium... arrrh
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
I think "Rebel" and "Imperium" are adjectives here, not nouns. As in "Rebel Force" and "Imperium Force".


Perhaps "Imperium Force" would be better described as a noun phrase?
 
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Imperium has it's own adjective form as in 'my underpants are pretty imperial' rather than 'my underpants are imperium'.
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What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
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Colective pronouns are grammatically single in English.

"Rebel" and"Imperium" are two factions, which makes each a collective pronoun.

Thus, it is grammatically correct. Unless you're speaking American.
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Slev wrote:

Thus, it is grammatically correct. Unless you're speaking American.


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Slev wrote:
Colective pronouns are grammatically single in English.

"Rebel" and"Imperium" are two factions, which makes each a collective pronoun.

Thus, it is grammatically correct. Unless you're speaking American.

No, it's the Brits who use plural nouns attributively. They say "the drugs trade" or "a maths problem". Americans don't do that, except for sports reporters. whistle
 
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Barticus88 wrote:
No, it's the Brits who use plural nouns attributively. They say "the drugs trade" or "a maths problem". Americans don't do that, except for sports reporters. whistle


And "women reporters". Which drives me nuts.
 
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Actually it would be the "drug trade", al like "sport", we use certain single items as plurals.

I am a Brit.

And you are right. I had it backwards, I blame my own lack of caffeine.
 
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