Plural - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplʊrəl|  American pronunciation of the word plural
Brit.  |ˈplʊər(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word plural

noun

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

adjective

- composed of more than one member, set, or kind
- grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units

Examples

The word “trees” is a plural noun.

The plural form of the word “child” is “children.”

a plural verb such as “are” or “were” rather than a singular verb such as “is” or “was”

'Sheep' remains the same in the plural.

What's the plural of 'mouse'?

Britain has developed into a plural society.

Most nouns in English are inflected for plural use by adding “-s” or “-es.”

Most nouns in English inflect for plural use by adding “-s” or “-es.”

The word “pins” contains two morphemes: “pin” and the plural suffix “-s.”

We can regard the dual as an amplification of the plural forms.

'Horses' is plural in number, while 'horse' is singular.

Should the verb be in the singular or the plural?

ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek

'viscera' is the plural form of 'viscus'

the insertion of a vowel in the plural of the word 'bush' is epenthesis

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