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If there are multiple circles and they all have the exact same diameter, should it be expressed as "the ** diameter** of the circles" or "the

**of the circles"?**

*diameters*First I thought it would be "*diameter s*" because each of these circles individually has one diameter even if the lengths are the same, but then I thought if the diameters are all the same, they could probably be referred to as "the

*diameter*". And I'm thinking, if the circles each have a different diameter, it should be "the diameters of the circles". Is this correct? I want to know the correct way of use.

1Not everyone is equally skilled with English. Some people

domake use of those small distinctions. There's no need to apologize if some people are less sensitive to the nuances of the language than you are. :) – Ben Kovitz – 2016-05-20T03:51:12.137