in the plural
, my dear Pelisson," said La Fontaine, clapping his hand on the shoulder of his friend, whose insult he had quite forgotten, "and they will rhyme.
SOCRATES: Well then, for my own sake as well as for yours, I will do my very best; but I am afraid that I shall not be able to give you very many as good: and now, in your turn, you are to fulfil your promise, and tell me what virtue is in the universal; and do not make a singular into a plural
, as the facetious say of those who break a thing, but deliver virtue to me whole and sound, and not broken into a number of pieces: I have given you the pattern.
156} Lower down (line 143) Euryclea says it was herself that had thrown the cloak over Ulysses--for the plural
should not be taken as implying more than one person.
Regular and irregular inflection in the acquisition of German noun plurals
But how to spell the plurals
of yes and no was beyond me.
Group expressions and the semantics of plurals
and collective nouns.
One internal innate constraint-based explanation for the dissociation between regular and irregular plurals
in compounds arises from a theory that orders morphological processes on a hierarchy of levels (Kiparsky, 1982).
USING THE APOSTROPHE FOR PLURALS
OF SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS
If those is the plural
of that, then cose and rose got to be the plurals
of cat and rat.
tools and requirements are wrongly apostrophized, and the possessive pronouns your and its should be you're and it's.
Miles Kington, columnist with the British newspaper Independent has a bit of fun with plurals
singular nouns with invariable plurals
such as fish)--and the high incidence of the non-overtly-marked plural
noun people in the data--almost 80% of the instances of NNo/NN retrieved from both corpora--only people is considered in the data and analysis presented here.