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ploo ruhl

  • n  the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
  • a  composed of more than one member, set, or kind
  • a  grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units

  • Many polygamists went underground, kept their plural families in hideaways sometimes known as "lambing grounds.
  • I spent a few hours with Assad last week at his private office in the hills overlooking Damascus and found the singular-or-plural question unanswerable.
  • Yet each woman has thought-out reasons why polygamy works for her, and their partnership combines traditional religion with countercultural idealism about plural marriage.
News & Articles

  • Father's Day: Tell him what he means to you - COLUMN
    I don’t need to tell you that we, in the United States, will celebrate Fathers’ Day (yes, Fathers’, plural possessive). You already know that because we have been bombarded with ads for gifts for fathers. Frankly, do they really need more automatic screwdrivers, ties (Do they wear ties anymore?) and shaving lotion or Old Spice deodorant? I don’t think so, but that’s just my opinion.
    June 13, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • OPINION: Father's Day: Tell him what he means to you
    I don’t need to tell you that we, in the United States, will celebrate Fathers’ Day (yes, Fathers’, plural possessive). You already know that because we have been bombarded with ads for gifts for fathers. Frankly, do they really need more automatic screwdrivers, ties (Do they wear ties anymore?) and shaving lotion or Old Spice deodorant? I don’t think so, but that’s just my opinion.
    June 11, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • Words at Work by Kathy McIntosh: Capitalize trademarks like 'Band-Aid' and 'Styrofoam'
    Some things change, others remain steadfast. I generally choose to look forward rather than back, but the Wall Street Journal recently allowed that the word "data" need not be considered plural any longer. "The reporter's data was carefully reviewed and found valid." I prefer AP Stylebook's guidelines, which prescribe the use of data as singular only when it is a collective noun, considered as a ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Idaho Statesman
Quotes

  • Nick Clegg in BBC News
    Speaking minutes later, Mr Clegg said: "I hope this is the start of the new politics I have always believed in - diverse, plural, where politicians of different persuasions come together, overcome their differences in order to deliver good...
  • Harry Reid in The Hill
    The next weekends -- plural -- we will be working,Reid said. "There is not an issue more important than finishing this legislation."
  • Ryan Newman in USA Today
    It doesn't matter to me,Newman said. "I know Rusty and I know his personalities, plural, and everybody's different."

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