Definition of 'plural'
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No proper names or plurals. The Sun (2017)No proper names or plurals. The Sun (2017)He chooses to write extensively in the first personal plural. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Use of a true adjective in the plural to qualify a plural noun is uncommon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some plural nouns are not really numbers of discrete items. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The dictionary now says that the use in the plural is common. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Our use of the plural does help to distinguish the team from the country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But to use a plural pronoun as a generic singular is too high a price. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The challenge is learning to live together in a more and more plural society. Christianity Today (2000)In a plural society it is both inevitable and important that people offend others. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Arts and culture can help to build citizenship and a democratic plural society. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What is the effect of this plural pronoun? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)All six translators agree that there is no way of preserving the plural form. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But in a plural society there would be some who would suggest that it ought to be discouraged. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So now begins a century in which the first person plural will be replaced by the third person plural. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Making nouns plural to ensure plural pronouns can help you avoid using the singular "generic" male pronoun. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)No proper names and no plurals. The Sun (2009)And they are all plural nouns. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That's why football fans always speak in the first person plural. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To avoid this construction, use the plural or a specific noun instead of the pronoun. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)It was stable and a plural society, really quite liberal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has no comparatives, and its nouns do not have different plural and singular forms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I use the plural because she is having twins. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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In Common Usage. plural is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'plural'
British English: plural /ˈplʊərəl/ NOUN
The plural of a noun is the form of it that is used to refer to more than one person or thing.
What is the plural of `person'?
- American English: plural
- Arabic: جَمْع
- Brazilian Portuguese: plural
- Chinese: 复数
- Croatian: množina
- Czech: množné číslo
- Danish: flertalsform
- Dutch: meervoudsvorm
- European Spanish: plural
- Finnish: monikko
- French: pluriel
- German: Plural
- Greek: πληθυντικός
- Italian: plurale
- Japanese: 複数
- Korean: 복수
- Norwegian: flertallsform
- Polish: liczba mnoga
- European Portuguese: plural
- Romanian: plural
- Russian: множественное число
- Spanish: plural
- Swedish: plural
- Thai: พหูพจน์
- Turkish: çoğul
- Ukrainian: множина
- Vietnamese: số nhiều
Definition of plural from the Collins English Dictionary
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