Definitions

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  • verb to make plural

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  • verb mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And it reminded me of how annoying it is to see people pluralise with apostrophes — especially on signs.

    Plurals of acronyms, abbreviations, initialisms and single letters

  • I wonder if also there is not a sense that when you use poems, poets are liable to pluralise and make things abstract by giving them, for example, zero articles, in order to sound more romantic.

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  • If you used the shortened form, you'd just say "in-laws' house", but since you're using the full form, it's correct to pluralise the noun and not the modifier ('parents' rather than 'in law'), and then make the entire term possessive, because it's acting as a noun cluster. ("parents-in-law's")

    The Skinny Kitten Story (In Which I Am Both A Liar And A Kitten Thief)

  • Good first rule of writing: don't use words you can't pluralise.

    Another Candidate for the Vat

  • The Doctor can omit the "s," and, as perhaps he is already a little singular in his carefully-advanced theories, why should he not de-pluralise his surname?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 16, 1892

  • Supporting such new entrants, under the umbrella of an Ofcom-like public service publisher, could do much to diversify, pluralise and incentivise innovation in a rather ossified public service broadcasting regime and in doing so, potentially at least, revivify some very troubled incumbents.

    openDemocracy

  • Supporting such new entrants, under the umbrella of an Ofcom-like public service publisher, could do much to diversify, pluralise and incentivise innovation in a rather ossified public service broadcasting regime and in doing so, potentially at least, revivify some very troubled incumbents.

    openDemocracy

  • But English is pretty simple: verbs hardly conjugate; nouns pluralise easily (just add "s", mostly) and there are no genders to remember.

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  • Mostly the uneducated people who pluralise* words they shouldn't

    Engadget

  • You cannot pluralise a plural as you already said that "pus" = feet, and therefore podes cannot.

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