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ⓘ Uncertain plural




                                     

ⓘ Uncertain plural

An uncertain plural occurs when a writer does not know in advance whether a word should be written in the singular or plural. For English nouns, this may be demonstrated by enclosing the trailing s in parentheses, such as "book".

In the case of articles, "they" or "their" may be used to include a single individual, when uncertain.

                                     
  • traditional delicacy, corresponding to the German word Mohntaschen, the plural of Mohntasche, literally meaning poppyseed pouch was transformed to hamantaschen
  • not usually contain any added sweeteners such as sugar. Covrigi is the plural form of the Romanian word covrig. The word is a loanword from Bulgarian
  • indefinite pronouns are either singular or plural However, some of them can be singular in one context and plural in another. The most common indefinite
  • The bronze centenionalis coins plural centenionales were the attempts of Constans and Constantius II to reintroduce a large bronze coin between 320
  • Mesites may refer to: the plural of Mesite Mesitornithidae a family of birds of uncertain affinities. Mesites weevil a beetle genus in the tribe
  • An osteoma plural osteomata is a new piece of bone usually growing on another piece of bone, typically the skull. It is a benign tumor. When the bone
  • knows only a little English can deduce that the plural of girl is girls but cannot deduce that the plural of man is men. Language learners are often most
  • Cyrillic to Latin. Native words are pluralized with - en: klebczen - dogs flaszen - bottles Loanwords are pluralized with - es: zigarettes - cigarettes
  • Kwadi ˈkwɑːdi was a click language of uncertain classification once spoken in the southwest corner of Angola. It is believed to be extinct. There
  • achievements. The possessive of a cited French title with a silent plural ending is uncertain Trois femmes s long and complicated publication history but
  • Jordanes who glossed anses with uncertain meaning, possibly demi - god and presumably a Latinized form of actual plural anseis The reconstructed Proto - Germanic
  • sedis of uncertain placement nomen conservandum nom. cons. plural nomina conservanda a conserved name nomen dubium nom. dub. plural nomina dubia