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Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”

NB This is not a question on how to use the said terms. This is not a question on what the said term mean. It might just seems like so. Starting with the following sentences. It's insulting that ...
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Look forward to meeting you both vs. Look forward to meeting you

I'm confused about the need to add the word "both", when you're using "you" as a plural that refers to more than one individual. The below sentence refers to two people (the "you") is as follows: ...
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What is the noun to use when describing the characteristic of another word being plural (or not)?

In editing a document, I changed a word from a singular form to a plural one, and I want to leave a comment explaining what I did. The comment I wanted to write went something like this: "changed the ...
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How do I ask someone if their name represents a singular entity or a collective entity?

In a website I am programming I present the user with the option to name their website site, which can be a singular entity "Mel Tormé" which would present the menu options "About me", "Contact me" or ...
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What is the plural form of “weremoose”?

From The Kingdom of Loathing: The Pretty Good Escape Subject 37, in the Cobb's Knob Menagerie, wants some spit from one of the weremooses on Level 2. He also wants to know the right way to ...
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A single word for an “instance” of publicity

Is there a non-collective noun for an "instance" of publicity? In other words, a restaurant receives publicity every time a local newspaper publishes a review or an article about it. Each of those ...
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Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Awkward sounding but grammatically correct sentences? Why is the following statement valid, and how can I break it down so that it is easier to understand? Buffalo ...
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Is there a plural of “metropolis”, not “metropolises”, that would sound better in a less formal register?

I am aware that the plural of metropolis is metropolises, but to me it sounds stilted and to be honest I cannot recall ever hearing it used. Is there an irregular plural of metropolis that would be ...
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plural of 'Davidovici'

I know someone named Davidovici, pronounced /dəˈvɪɾəvɪtʃ/ (i.e., rhyming with witch. It's from Romanian). How is it pluralized (as, to refer to the family): Davidovicis or Davidovicies?