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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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If the answer was yes to both questions, the supply was considered to be through a plural form, and when not, the contractor was seen to be a simple form user, as proposed by Williamson.
There, a morphological levelling, that is the selection of plural Layer I marker for every plural form, occurred.
Further, some singular nouns end in s, and not all of them even have a plural form, for example, news (see Singular Nouns Ending in s later in this chapter).
The third type of assimilation-induced geminate generation is represented by the past participle plural form of t-stem verbs that have undergone regressive assimilation, i.
The word class is changed by using morphemes like gulluish (adjective); gulluishly (adverb); gullunize (verb); gulluism (abstract noun); the plural form is gullues; the past simple tense of gullu rather than being gullued is gulloished; the comparative form of gulluish is more gulluish (not gulloisher down the request stating that the term Gullu does not meet the entry criteria required for including a word in Oxford Dictionaries.
She regards the plural form as embracing both male and female, reflecting Kohlers attempt to find more creative ways of conceptualising (4).
When the construction vo followed by a proper name is used for someone who represents a specific group, the proper name itself can also take the plural form, similar to the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya passage mentioned above.
I'VE never met former Everton number nine Graeme Sharp, so I've no idea how well his views match mine on most topics - including the Euro, the bedroom tax and the correct plural form of the computer mouse.
Ulama" is the plural form of the Arabic word "Alem" meaning "scholar", but by no means have these men used the distinguished thoughts of a scholar to devise this mandate.
Wright--Wright's description (1925:181-182) includes the observation that disyllabic a-neuters which historically terminated in n, or r, and which contained a short root syllable, did not regularly undergo syncopation but did regularly delete inflectional -u, and the note that plural form variation was greater in Late Old English times than it was in Early Old English times.
A plural form provides efficiency and quality benchmark information that curbs even greater levels of shirking and free-riding behaviors and enhances system performance.
This could soon take on a plural form, BRICS, with the inclusion of South Africa, which has been invited as an observer.