Definition of Plurals
1. Noun. (plural of plural) ¹
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Definition of Plurals
1. plural [n] - See also: plural
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Literary usage of Plurals
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1. A Short Comparative Grammar of English and German, as Traced Back to Their by Victor Henry (1894)
"On the other hand, the English and German plurals may be divided into five main ... History confirms this theory : OE has a minority of plurals in -s, ..."
2. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"The pupil will remember that plurals are almost universally formed by ... (1) A. few English nouns form their plurals by the addition of en to the root. ..."
3. A Historical French Grammar by Arsène Darmesteter (1902)
"The word cheveu comes from chevel, and the x of the plural cheveux has led to the use of the x in the plurals of all other words in -eu ..."
4. Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Troilus by George Lyman Kittredge (1891)
"plurals of the n-declension which preserve the Anglo-Saxon ending (-an) in the form -en, are the following ..."
5. Russian reader: accented texts, grammatical and explanatory notes by Paul Jean Marie Boyer, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Speranskiĭ, Leo Tolstoy, Samuel Northrup Harper (1906)
"On masculine plurals in -a, -a. Comparing the accentuation of these plurals with the corresponding singulars, one can lay down the two propositions: (1) The ..."
6. English Grammar for Common Schools by Robert Comfort Metcalf, Thomas Metcalf (1894)
"(a) Write the plurals of foot, tooth, mouse, and tell whether the words are inflected ... Name three other nouns that form their plurals thus irregularly. ..."
7. English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases by John Lesslie Hall (1917)
"How long shall errata, criteria, radii, genera, and other jaw-breaking foreign plurals drive our children to madness? Even our great Prayer Book compilers ..."
8. Live Language Lessons by Howard Roscoe Driggs (1917)
"their plurals by changing y to i and adding es; as, lady, ladies; lily, lilies. ... Some nouns ending in f form their plurals according to the general rule; ..."