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For questions about words which have an irregular plural form.

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Can 'go' be pluralized as 'gos'?

Thanks for all the answer, guys! Go which means: A Japanese board game of territorial possession and capture, played with usu. black and white stones or counters on a board marked with ...
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Is it grammatically right to say this [closed]

So for the audience, now the difficulty lies in deciding which opinion to agree with and which "experts" seem the most credible. Is it right to use the plural form of expert?
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What is the plural of “sir”? [closed]

A security guard wishes to address multiple people respectfully at once. Does he say: Sorry, sir, but this ID is invalid. or Sorry, sirs, but your IDs are invalid. or something like Sorry, ...
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Why is it carriage and pair when you have 2 horses

The correct (UK) English usage is "horse and carriage", "pony and trap", etc., when you have 1 horse, "carriage and pair" for 2 or "coach and horses" for more. I am wondering why the coach or ...
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Plural for surnames derived from other words? [duplicate]

I recently came across a surname in a podcast, called Barleyfoot. In the podcast, his family was referred to as the Barleyfeet. Is this correct? Or should it be Barleyfoots? What about other possible ...
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plural form of “thematic”

Is the plural form of thematic "thematics"? I did some researches and it is very rarely written with an s. Also, word considers it a mistake and underlines it. Yet, I found it in some online ...
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Can you use a plural word after a non-plural word? [duplicate]

So, this is kind of hard to explain, but I'll show an example: The team were happy. This confuses me a bit, because the team is plural, it's more than one, but it's not a plural word, like teams. ...
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General Term for Offsets Plural

Is there a general term for multi-word entities where the pluralization appears on the first word because the following words are adjectival (but required) modifiers? Examples Attorney General -> ...
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The correct usage of “Do” and “Does”

When the sentence turns out to be -"Make sure any of the cases below does not stand true" So, shall we use "does not" or "do not". What and when is the correct usage justified?
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Is “Do the data…” gramatically correct? [duplicate]

For example, in these websites: Do the data exist to make college rating systems work? Specialization and the Volume of Trade: Do the Data Obey the Laws? Immigration: What do the data tell us? In ...
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Word for nouns with multiple plural forms

Some nouns have multiple plurals, this article from Merriam Webster names a few. I'm wondering if there is a word to describe this, a word meaning having multiple plural forms. To put it in a sentence ...
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Does “syllabus” derive from Greek or Latin?

I'm looking for some hard evidence to determine whether syllabus is a word that derives from Greek or Latin. This came about from a discussion asking whether the plural of syllabus is syllabuses or ...