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Unit 46: PLURALS OF UNIT NOUNS Most unit nouns add s to make the plural, but some are irregular. 1 Regular girl girl s face face s but if the word ends with ch / sh / s / x / y / z / fe , the spelling is a little different. Look at Appendix 5. 2 Irregular Here are some useful examples: SINGULAR person man woman foot tooth sheep PLURAL people men women feet teeth sheep SINGULAR fish child appendix nucleus PLURAL fish children appendices nuclei 3 Always plural a Things with two halves: Those scissors are very sharp. The pants are too long for me. I can’t see with these
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Unformatted text preview: glasses . If we want to count with these words, we use pair: a pair of scissors ( = 1 ), four pairs of pants b Some other words. For example: clothes, customs (at airports), premises, thanks, wages c Some words do not look plural, but they usually take plural grammar. For example: The family are all out at the moment. NOT is The majority think he is right. NOT thinks The police are questioning him now. NOT is NOTICE: News is not a plural. It is a mass noun. Mass nouns do not have a plural form (Unit 47)....
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