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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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As commented earlier, I have explored collective noun-based constructions with of-PPs containing singular nouns, overtly-marked plural nouns and the non-overtly-marked plural noun people.
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I'm just trying to easily the English language, so I make all regular plural nouns irregular.
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