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Are all sentences below correct? If so, is there a difference of meaning between the two sentences of each pair?

Example 1:

  • Selon la culture, la politesse peut prendre différentes formes.
  • Selon les cultures, la politesse peut prendre différentes formes (= Depending on the culture, politeness can take on different forms)

Example 2:

  • Selon le cas, la bourse d'étude peut varier
  • Selon les cas, la bourse d'étude peut varier (= Depending on the case, the scholarship may vary)
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Both the singular and the plural are equally possible, without any difference in meaning.

The plural looks to be more popular and that is also the case with its synonym suivant which was more common before the sixties.

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