There's a mob out there in the street.

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  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    I'm having trouble finding a context in which "a mob" could be something other than a group of people... In here it seems this is not the case. I vote for "group of people."

    Did you find in the dictionary that mob can refer to a single person? (Maybe you were thinking of someone who's in the Mob=Mafia?)
     

    Joobs

    Banned
    Glasgow, Scotland - English
    Thanks, Joobs and Trisia, for your answer.
    But do I say it when there is only a single "mob?"
    How long is a piece of string?

    A mob is always plural. It could be a big mob or a small mob but it is still a grouping. If there were two rival gangs then one could say "the two mobs met and fought" but each mob would still be individually a grouping of individuals.
     

    quietdandelion

    Banned
    Formosa/Chinese
    How long is a piece of string?

    A mob is always plural. It could be a big mob or a small mob but it is still a grouping. If there were two rival gangs then one could say "the two mobs met and fought" but each mob would still be individually a grouping of individuals.
    I get it now. Thank you, Joobs, for your help.
     
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