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Plurals (and plural possessives) that end in s [duplicate]

What is the best way to make a word that already ends in "s" plural? Ex: Would the family of Mr Jones be "the Joneses" or remain "the Jones"? Also, what is the best way to make the plural form of ...
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Talking about a thing that ends too soon, even before it gets started [closed]

Something ends even before it gets start I'm talking about something ends too soon, not enough time to get a complete start, like a relationship. So, does this sentence is correct with grammar?
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How to say a case of “multiple of multiples” correctly?

In programming I often step into cases where names of variables have to indicate a group of groups. How do I properly formulate them in terms of multiplicity word endings? Examples (concrete ...
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Origin of irregular ending “-ught” for past simple and participle

There is a little group of irregular verbs in English that follow a similar pattern, having "-ught" as their ending for past simple and for participle. These verbs are among the group of most used ...
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All non-name words ending with ize

Are all non-name words ending with ize always semantically interpreted as verbs in the English language? Update: I just found a few: maize, prize that aren't. One about checking for two or more ...
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What is the “gratitude” at the end of the letter or post called? [duplicate]

What is the "gratitude" at the end of a letter or post called in English? For example: Hi everyone, <--- salutation bla bla bla <--- body Thanks in advance <--- what is that ...
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The term “My best to you” at the end of an email

What does the above mean? A form of goodbye? Or the best to you until we speak or communicate again? Best wishes? A male acquaintance wrote this at the end of his email when responding to my email....
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Is it appropriate to use “You're welcome,” followed by my name in closing an email?

I replied to an email which mentioned at the end: Thank you, Signature with: You're welcome, Signature Is such a reply correct/appropriate/common?
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How to end one-word sentences like “done”?

How do we end one-word sentences? Should there be a full stop or another punctuation mark? or can I just use it without any punctuation mark? I usually say "Done." in response to emails where I'm ...
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What is the opposite of the ending “-cide” (as in “suicide”, “pesticide”)?

I'm looking for the antonym of -cide (as in suicide, pesticide, etc.). Essentially the ending to words that would mean "to create or embrace".
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Pronunciation of “-ed” endings

I noticed that the final -ed has different pronunciations. What's the general rule for knowing the correct pronunciation?
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Common ending lines for formal emails? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some expressions that can be used to end an email? I know a few, Best regards Best Sincerely Eagerly Think of it as an email for first impression for a ...
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How do you conjugate Early Modern English verbs (other than present tense)?

I was wondering how one might conjugate verbs in early modern English in various tenses. I am aware of the fact that for second person and third person singular specifically, the verb endings are -est ...
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Dot and parenthesis at the end of line/sentence, how to deal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the period go when using parentheses? If I had a parenthesis at the end of the sentence, do I put the dot before or after it? For example, do I write: I ...
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Verb endings with complex nouns

Which is correct: One of the clearest analogies which helps us understand ... or One of the clearest analogies which help us understand ... I think it's the first one because 'One of ...' ...
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Why does “savior” have an “i”?

Savor or saver (cf. lifesaver) both seem more plausible. Why is there an i before the -or ending?
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What is a carpenter if he doesn't carpent?

Why does "carpenter" end in "er" if "carpent" isn't a word? Same with "butcher". (As in: "I butch for a living.")
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When To Use “'s” At The Ending Of The Word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct possessive for nouns ending in s? First, sorry about my English. I would love to know when I need to add 's at the ending of the word. 1) When I meant ...
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Why do some “ing” verbs change tense to “ung” while others go to “inged?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Origin of different past tenses for verbs with the same endings? Spring has sprung, the bell we had to ring was rung, the sting was stung but when I had to ping a computer ...
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How is the ending -le or -el determined?

I'm busy working on a ladle model at the moment, and as I am idle and inattentive this phrase sometimes comes out as ladel model, sometimes ladle modle, and sometimes ladel modle in addition to the ...