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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:
As the statistics in Table 4 will presently show, it is common for an English plural noun to maintain its plural form.
In Standard Hausa a plural noun would occur with a plural demonstrative, wasu straatijiiz 'certain strategies.
Note 1 is concerned to assert the currency of the stigmatised construction in which less is associated with plural nouns, provided these are interpreted collectively.
The first is concemed with (re-)drawing attention to the currency of a usage in which less is accompanied by a plural noun, as in the title of the article.
In Section 3, I will investigate the nature of plural nouns in Japanese and Korean.
If one wishes the text to be Hebrew, one must admit th at tenth-century Hebrew orthography was identical to Phoenician orthography; in Judaean Hebrew of a later period, the third-person masculine singular suffix was indeed written with {w} on dual and plural nouns and on singular nouns that ended in a long vowel (cf.
ARLA utilizes advanced computational linguistics and specialized lexica to convert plural nouns, including broken plurals, to their singular forms.
The paper identifies several types of unit in bilingual code-switching data, including inserted plural nouns, compound nouns, adjective-noun and verb-object collocations, and idioms, and provides evidence for their widespread involvement in insertional code switching.
This is attested with a case like (15d), which is similar in its behavior to the regular plural nouns as bases of the possessive (cf.
Fewer is used for plural nouns - fewer snowballs, fewer sugar lumps, fewer coins, fewer apples.
In other words, we have plural noun antecedents which take plural verbs, but whose relative pronoun is which instead of the normally occurring who.