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Between this post and the next two posts give a thumbs up for the sentence that you think has the best grammar:

Our addictions to these toys forfeits our privacy to a variety of nefarious entities.



 
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Our addiction to these toys forfeits our privacy to a variety of nefarious entities.

 
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Our addictions to these toys forfeit our privacy to a variety of nefarious entities.

 
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I'll predicate that english was my least interesting subject.

Our addiction forfeits our privacy

Taking the unnecessary stuff out of the sentence, it can help you make sense of it. So i removed "to these toys" and "to a var......" .This version makes more sense to me.

Our addiction to these toys forfeits our privacy to a variety of nefarious entities
 
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In my mind, it depends on whether the plural of "toys" means "many toys of one type/category," in which case it would be the first, or, "many toys of multiple types/categories," in which case it would be the second.
 
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Number one is bad. Number two and number three mean slightly different things...
 
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If there were multiple addictions to different, non-interchangeable types of toys, the plural "addictions" would be proper, but in any case, I think the singular "addiction" reads better and doesn't confuse the sense of the sentence.

Yes, the first sentence is not correct in any situation.
 
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