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Synonyms for plural

the form of a word that is used to denote more than one


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composed of more than one member, set, or kind


grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units


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In this same vein, and in light of the data presented thus far, the significant frequency of plural oblique nouns--both overtly-marked plural nouns, i.
Contrary to expectations, people--the oblique noun which lacks overt plural marking--exerts a higher influence on the number of the verb than overtly-marked plural nouns such as boys--66% and 72%, respectively, in the BNC and about 60% and 81% in COCA.
The base plural noun fish has the -s ending, morphologically marking the plural number of denoted instances in specific situations, in relation to types of fish or species, or when used in certain translations of The Bible into English, for example, in The Holy Bible: King James Version, Kindle Edition 1015.
The following examples show the category of plexity encoded in a base plural noun and in a mass noun.
Indeed, in this experiment, participants included the lowest token-frequency irregular plural nouns in compounds twice as often as those with the highest token frequencies did.
In Section 3, I will investigate the nature of plural nouns in Japanese and Korean.
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.
My claim is, nevertheless, that they were both called up whole from the Dutch lexicon, in the same way as was described for plural nouns and compounds in the previous two sections.
ARLA utilizes advanced computational linguistics and specialized lexica to convert plural nouns, including broken plurals, to their singular forms.
The third person plural includes the pronoun they and all plural nouns, such as students, knives, tomatoes, and pastries, and compound subjects, such as Sergio and Jean Paul.
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.
word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary Edition) is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another is also eligible).
For most plural nouns, add just an apostrophe to form the possessive: the girls' team, the Andersons' restaurant.
Fewer is used for plural nouns - fewer snowballs, fewer sugar lumps, fewer coins, fewer apples.
As we edit our writing and check that each pronoun agrees with its antecedent, the first rule is about number: use a singular pronoun if its antecedent is a singular noun or pronoun; use a plural pronoun if its antecedent is a plural noun or pronoun.