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What is the difference between "anglicized plural" and "zero plural"? I found those terms used in http://www.onlinegrammar.com.au/plural-of-status/ which says, What is the correct plural of … status? an anglicized plural statuses the (zero) plural status. The second results from its being a Latin fourth declension noun … but also correlates with English use of the word as a mass noun, as in considering their relative status etc. …
asked Nov 11 '14 by Vishnu G S
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There is no problem if a singular subject is having one or more objects. singular-singular: The student sat down on his seat. singular-plural: The student looked at his books. There is … also no problem with multiple subjects having multiple objects. plural-plural: The students had to compile a list of their books. But what is the proper construct in the plural-singular case …
asked May 31 '17 by D. Kovács
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I've looked for similar questions as How to write the “plural of plural”?, but my question might be slightly different. There are boats, and each boat may have zero to many engines. Which is more …
asked Apr 9 '17 by evilReiko
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If the title of the magazine is plural, eg "Reflections", "Homes and Gardens" - should I write: "Reflections" explore the issue ... or: "Reflections" explores the issue... Is a singular or plural form correct? …
asked Feb 20 '15 by Alex
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second example, which is a rewrite of the first. ... a thin strip of metal lined every other tread. The meaning is the same, but the subject noun is singular rather than plural. I have looked at … other questions, but I cannot understand and apply those answers to this sentence. Pardon my lack of sense, but is there a rule for when the subject and object both need to be plural, and how can I tell which I should use? …
asked Sep 13 '16 by Symantra
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Many nouns that end in ‑f are made plural by changing the ‑f to ‑v‑ and adding ‑es. +----------+-----------+ | Singular | Plural | +----------+-----------+ | half | halves | | leaf … | leaves | | shelf | shelves | +----------+-----------+ But some nouns that end in ‑f are made plural simply by adding ‑s. +----------+-----------+ | Singular | Plural
asked Jun 20 '13 by NullPoiиteя
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I'm not sure what is the best title for this question. For example, Which of the followings is grammatically correct? (1) people with high IQs or (2) people with a high IQ and why? if (2) is correct, does it mean that we can say "plural A with singular B" if every A has only one B? …
asked Feb 8 '16 by DataHungry
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word plural. Rahm apparently has no plural (and/or is the same in the plural, like the English "sheep") and Rahmen is the same (i.e. the words for frame and frames are the same). So I set out to find … similar examples in English, i.e. where: Word 2 looks like the plural of Word 1, but is not Word 1 either is its own plural or has no separate plural Word 2 either is its own plural or has no …
asked Apr 7 by abligh
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I know that "either" is singular as is "neither". But I've seen it used as a plural pronoun. Take this sentence for example: It's the only chance either of us have of getting home. Is this …
asked Oct 27 '13 by Jose
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When there are several plural nouns in a sequence, do they all take the plural form or does only the last noun take the plural e.g., The application is a precious instrument full of information, advices, curiosities and suggestions. …
asked Dec 14 '16 by Francesca
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I am not sure if the singular or plural forms should be used in the following. Some people go for the plural, but it doesn't seem to have a plural antecedent. Each month, the school holds a party …
asked Apr 3 '17 by Apollyon
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If subject of an English sentence is a foreign word (eg. name) which is regarded as plural in that foreign language, is it completely incorrect to use plural verb when talking about the thing this … word represents? Example: There is a town called České Budějovice in Czechia, whose name is always regarded as plural in Czech language. In English you would usually say "České Budějovice is a city" but would it be completely wrong saying "České Budějovice are a city"? …
asked Oct 8 '18 by heisybordel
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Sprains & Strains" is the title of one of our training modules. Because there are four critical error reduction techniques, does the acronym, CERT, automatically identify it as plural or should we add the "s" to make it CERTs? …
asked Mar 22 '13 by Ray
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On Wiktionary we read that 'hereafter' has as plural 'hereafters', but OALD says that this plural form doesn't exist. Which is wrong: Wiktionary or OALD? …
asked Apr 22 '12 by Elberich Schneider
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Words ending in ch usually take es in the plural form. However, the word stomach is an exception to this paradigm. Its plural form is stomachs. My question is, why does it take only s in the plural form? …
asked Mar 26 by Mido Mido

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