60% of students want to become <doctors / a doctor / doctor>

hania36

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urdu & english - pakistan
Question: which sentence is correct?
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1. According to a survey, 60% of students want to become doctors.
2. According to a survey, 60% of students want to become a doctor.
3. According to a survey, 60% of students want to become doctor.
 
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  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    I prefer #1. The plural "doctors" goes with the plural "students". I suppose you might hear #2 too.
     

    Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    Whether "the" is needed or not depends on context. Taking that sentence by itself, the most natural structure is without "the".
     
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