Words like "sky" and "money" have "ies" as a plural suffix (i.e. "skies" and "monies") but other words like "monkey" and "Emmy" do not ("monkeys" and "Emmys"). Is there a rule dictating the use of "ies"?
It's determined by the letter before the y:
monkey: vowel + y => monkeys sky: consonant + y => skies
Exception: proper nouns like "Emmy" sometimes form the plural by adding "s".
Monies I don't know about, so hopefully someone else can fill in that detail.
protected by tchrist Nov 28 '14 at 16:12
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