If I had many is words, how would I refer to them in the form of a plural? Could I use ises or isses? Example:

You use entirely too many isses in your sentences.

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    Can you give us an example sentence? – Dan Bron Aug 6 '14 at 0:08
  • Well, I'm writing a function for a program. So, it's not really a sentence, but I would like it to flow more English like. I thought ises was clever but wasn't sure on the spelling. – Jon49 Aug 6 '14 at 0:10
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    You might also consider {identities(...)} or {natures(...)} – Dan Bron Aug 6 '14 at 0:16
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    or too many instances of "is". – SrJoven Aug 6 '14 at 0:16
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    Isses would be pronounced to rhyme with hisses, with an /s/ instead of the proper /z/. If I had to write it (and I would normally avoid it), I'd spell it is's. – John Lawler Aug 6 '14 at 0:34

Not to say it's not grammatically possible, but I wouldn't try to pluralize that word. Instead say something like "There are entirely too many instances of the word is".

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