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Plurals

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style

Tenth edition

Published on behalf of © American Medical Association

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780195176339
Published online April 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195382846 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0009
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The plurals of most nouns are formed by adding -s or -es. However, English is irregular enough that it pays to consult a dictionary for most forms.

Collective nouns may take either singular or plural verbs, depending on whether the word refers to the group as a unit or to its members as individuals. In American English, most nouns naming a group regarded as a unit are treated as singular. (See also 7.8.5, Grammar, Subject-Verb Agreement, Collective Nouns.)...

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