Discussion in 'English Only' started by Dr.Appalayya, Apr 10, 2007.
I hold a Ph.D., an M.B.A.. and a B.Com degree. Is the last a sigular or plural?
As written, degree is singular because only B.Com modifies degree. You could, in any case, omit degree.
The last should be singular because you are individually enumerating your degrees, and the articles "a" and "an" deserve their individual positions.
You may also consider this: "I hold Ph.D., M.B.A., and B.Com degrees."
(Just as a side note, I would expect to see the degrees listed in the opposite order: "I hold a B.Com, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. (degree).") Given the context, I don't think "degree" is required.
Separate names with a comma.