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Ermittlung vs Ermittlungen

The singular version would be this: Die Polizei führt eine Ermittlung zu diesem Fall durch. You can translate is as Police is conducting an investigation on this case. But also as Police is ...
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Ermittlung vs Ermittlungen

"Etwas ermitteln" is to determine a fact by investigating, calculating or other means. Examples for this basic use of "ermitteln": Die Staatsanwaltschaft hat für Hinweise aus der ...
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Ermittlung vs Ermittlungen

From DWDS corpora search I conclude, that you are free to choose in German, whether to use singular or plural. The reason behind this, is that Ermittlung may represent the whole process of collecting ...
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"Doch die Anzahl der Menschen, die tatsächlich regelmäßig ein Buch aufschlägt" - Why not "aufschlagen" (singular)

It’s singular because it agrees with the subject die Anzahl, which is singular. I don’t agree with the other answer. Don’t take meanings of words always literally. Just because a number of people does ...
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"Doch die Anzahl der Menschen, die tatsächlich regelmäßig ein Buch aufschlägt" - Why not "aufschlagen" (singular)

Your analysis is right. Although grammatically correct, the sentence is semantically wrong, because it contains a referencing error. The grammatical number of the verb in a relative clause is ...
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Combining Singular and Plural Nouns with 'und'

If you want to connect two noun(s) via "und", each group comes with its article. If the articles match up, you can skip the second one, because the first one will carry over. If they DON'T ...
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Combining Singular and Plural Nouns with 'und'

You are right about the second example: ... mit dem sie ihre Abende und Wochenenden verbringen können. is indeed correct. The first example: ... mit dem sie ihre Abend und Wochenende verbringen ...
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