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PLURAL. A term used in grammar, which signifies more than one.
     2. Sometimes, however, it may be so expressed that it means only one, as, if a man were to devise to another all he was worth, if he, the testator, died without children, and he died leaving one child, the devise would not take effect. See Dig. 50, 16, 148; Id. 35, 1, 101, 1; Id. 3 1, 17, 4 Code, 6, 49, 6, 2; Shelf. on L 559, 589. See Singular.

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Some examples of stripped plural noun phrases from Afro-Hispanic speech communities are:
However, we continue as users of English to encounter and perhaps produce instances of less plus plural noun, and not just in such manifestations as the supermarket sign that gives this note its title, where the censorious might be apt to find simply signs of ill-education (and the less censorious might get excited about social variation rather than, or as well as, syntax and semanties).
An exception to this rule applies to plural nouns that do not end in "s": A "women's conference" and a sign advertising "Children's Toys" should contain the apostrophe.
As the statistics in Table 4 will presently show, it is common for an English plural noun to maintain its plural form.
some nouns/verbs with a cube total of 27 and which end in E can accept RS at the end to change into a plural noun with a cube total of 64: CARE (27) + RS (37) = CARERS (64).
The zero article appears in one single occurrence with a plural noun.
James is not a plural noun (whoever heard of any St Jame?
20) In order to answer this question, we must find out how the examples with a bare noun ([34a] and [35a]) and the examples with a plural noun ([34b] and [35b]) differ.
It could hardly be a coincidence that the post-genitive is found only once with a plural noun in our material:
Since the Manchu word sain 'good, well; auspicious, favorable' only functions as an adjective or a noun that does not refer to people, it is curious that a plural noun saisa referring to people would be derived from sain.
However, occasionally the verb will erroneously agree with the plural noun in the prepositional phrase "of our conventional forces," that is, the noun in the prepositional phrase is erroneously taken as the agreement source or agreement controller.
Yet, we want to define units in such a way that irregular forms, such as caught, or the plural noun children, are included.