Plural Sentence Examples
It is certain that originally each household had only one Lar; the plural was at first only used to include other classes of Lares, and only gradually, after the time of Cicero, ousted the singular.
In some languages the personal pronouns are singular, dual and plural.
Mussulmans and Hindus were alike known only as mansabdars or commanders of so many horse, the highest title being that of amir, of which the plural is umrah or omrah.
The plural form (Les Finances) was particularly reserved for this application, while the singular came to denote business activity in respect to monetary dealings (as in the expression la haute finance).
As regards the formation of the plural only two observations are necessary.Advertisement
For these last in ii there exists a plural formation which is more in accordance with the genius of the language, and consists in the suppression of the s before the 1; from aquest, for example, we have now side by side the two plurals aquestos, in the Castilian manner, and aquets.
In the present indicative and subjunctive many verbs in it takethe inchoative form already described, by lengthening the radical in the three persons of the singular and in the third person of the plural by means of the syllable esc (isc).
The plural of the first and second personal pronoun has in the modern language taken a composite formnosoiros, vosotroswhich has been imitated in Catalan.
As a substantive and pronounced minnit the word (usually in the plural) is applied to a written summary of the transactions of a meeting of a public or other body, or to a memorandum of instructions, &c. A Treasury minute in the United Kingdom is an official memorandum authorizing certain procedure.
The plural Semones was used of a class of supernatural beings, a kind of tutelary deities of the state.Advertisement
My webpage does not cover the topic of possessive plural nouns.
Reference in these articles to the singular shall be deemed to include the plural.
The passages in Mark related in the third person plural might have been Peter's own words.
People sometimes think that to form an English plural you just add ' s ' .
The oblique plural is turned into a generalized plural marker.Advertisement
This account correctly predicts that plural agreement is impossible with conjuncts containing quantifiers, since a plural pro cannot appear in them.
Formal characteristics of the compound such as rhythm and presumably also length determine the interpretation of linking schwas as plural markers.
Words importing one gender include all other genders and words importing the singular include the plural and vise versa.
In the policy, words in the singular will include the plural meaning and words in the plural will include the singular.
In the east are the Black Mountains (plural) with their massive rounded summits and stark expanses of open peaty moor-land.Advertisement
There is a dual, as well as a plural form in the declension of verbs, nouns, pronouns and adjectives.
A convention met at Windsor (July 2-8, 1777), and drafted a document which contained almost all of the important provisions of the constitution of Pennsylvania, such as a unicameral legislature, a plural executive and a council of censors, which was not abolished until 1870.
The main grammatical distinction between Syriac and all the west Aramaic dialects is that in Syriac the 3rd person of the imperfect (singular and plural) of the verb begins with n, but in west Aramaic, as in the other Semitic languages, it begins with y.
In September 1889, however, Sir George Grey succeeded in getting parliament to abolish the last remnant of plural voting.
In the Priestly Code, c. 409 B.C., there is no reference to angels apart from the possible suggestion in the ambiguous plural in Genesis i.Advertisement
This system of plural voting has proved a success.
The imperative shows no ending in the singular; in the plural It has y.
The 2nd persons plural were formerly (except in the perfect) -ades, -edes, -ides; it was only in the course of the I 6th century that they got reduced, by the, falling away of d, to ais, eis and is.
If you find a word, see if that word can go plural.
Chances are it can and Text Twist does recognize plural forms.
Vasculitides is the plural of the word vasculitis, which may be used to describe any disorder characterized by inflammation of the blood or lymph vessels.
Nevus (plural, nevi)-The medical term for any anomaly of the skin that is present at birth, including moles and birthmarks.
Ova-The plural of ovum, it is the female reproductive cell.
Fasciitis-Inflammation of the fascia (plural, fasciae), which refers to bands or sheaths of connective tissue that cover, support, or connect the muscles and internal organs.
Osteopetrosis (plural osteopetroses) is a rare inherited disorder that makes bones increase in both size (mass) and fragility.
If you do decide to inform HR, the "you" must be the plural you.
To make it agree with a feminine noun, you add an "e", and likewise add an "s" if the noun is plural.
Kody Brown - A Utah salesman obsessed with keeping his plural marriage lifestyle from his clients, until now of course.
Kody grew up in a monogamous household and turned to plural marriage as an adult for religious reasons.
In its plural form, Swahili, the word has become the tribal name of the natives inhabiting the coast strip opposite Zanzibar.
All electors not having the qualifications for the plural franchise were to have one vote.
This may or may not imply the belief that Nahrin is a plural.
On the!18th of March 1886, a socialist rising suddenly burst out at Liege, on the occasion of the 18th of April the chamber adopted an electoral system until then unknown - le suffrage universel plural.
U, gradually became obsolete), plural (m.
The plural rabbanim was employed to describe the later Jewish scholars (so, for example, in the historian Ahraham Ibn Daud, 12th century).
He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and on the 29th of May presented the "Virginia plan" (sometimes called the "Randolph plan").1 In the Convention Randolph advocated a strongly centralized government, the prohibition of the importation of slaves, and a plural executive, suggesting that there should be three executives from different parts of the country, and refused to sign the constitution because too much power over commerce was granted to a mere majority in Congress, and because no provision was made for a second convention to act after the present instrument had been referred to the states.
In some cases the singular is formed from the plural by the addition of -yn or -en; thus ser, " stars," seren, " star."
Plural adjectives are formed from the singular by i-affection or by adding the termination -ion or -on; thus hardd, " beautiful," pl.
Triphthongs are not uncommon, th Sanskrit avebhyas (dative plural of acva, a horse) is in Zend in paeibyo; Sanskrit krnoti (he does), Zend kerenaoiti.
The values of coin and notes are expressed in multiples of the real (plural reis), a monetary unit which does not actually exist.
The plural (Fata, the Fates) was used for the "destinies" of individuals or cities, and then for the three goddesses who controlled them.
Suffrage requirements are citizenship in the United States, registration and residence in the state for six months and in the county for thirty days immediately before election, but mental deficiency, conviction of infamous crimes (without restoration to rights of citizenship), bribery or attempt at bribery, bigamy, living in " what is known as patriarchal, plural or celestial marriage," or teaching its validity or belonging to any organization which teaches polygamy,' are disqualifications.
Deerhurst; -ing (patronymic suffix, plural form in O.E.), e.g.
Hence the term is extended to signify the fall of such drops in a shower, and in the plural, "the rains," it signifies the rainy seasons in India and elsewhere where under normal climatic conditions such seasons are clearly distinguished from the dry.
Biskra is the capital of the Ziban (plural of Zab), a race of mixed Berber and Arab origin, whose villages extend from the southern slopes of the Aures to the Shat Melrir.
The large class of heterogeneous nouns which are masculine in the singular and feminine in the plural constitute what is sometimes called the neuter declension.
By the mythologists of Cicero's time the name was connected with the verb furere and the noun feria, which in the plural (not being used in the singular in this sense) was accepted as the equivalent of the Greek Erinyes.
The plural "humanities" is a generic term for the classics.
The great bays on the west of the island (Faxafloi and Bre161fjor6r), 2 as well as the many bays on the north, which are 1 Jtikull, plural jtiklar, Icel.
In most of the languages there are no changes in nouns to form the plural, but an added numeral indicates number.
Pronouns are numerous, and the personal pronoun includes four numbers - singular, dual, trinal and general plural, also inclusive and exclusive.
There are several dialects, the construction resembling Fijian, as in the pronominal suffixes in singular, triad and plural; the numerals, however, are Polynesian in character.
The words in lx, sc, it have been assimilated to words in s (x); from bosch we originally had the plural bosches; but now boscos; from Irist, tristes, but now tristos.
If you're going to add an aberrant apostrophe to a plural, add it to every plural.
The old one is useful for dating, tho plural pedal couplers lingered longer.
Over time the Israelites had become idolaters and served and worshiped other deities under the plural name of Baalim, or gods.
Such an approach is supremely ill-suited to the plural world which globalization has created.
The regular plural inflection, and the genitive possessive inflection of nouns follow exactly the same pattern.
As the effects are usually plural and complex, " function " is a fairly fuzzy " word.
One of the most obvious features is that some feathers end in an apparent eye or ocellus (plural ocelli ).
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Already in the opening passage mysterious voices are heard crying, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people"; the plural indicates that there were other prophets among the exiles besides the author of Isa.
His own special "leads" were few, owing to the personal reasons given above; his declaration at the Queen's Hall, London, early in 1907, in favour of drastic land reform, served only to encourage a number of extremists; and the Liberal enthusiasm against the House of Lords, violently excited in 1 9 06 by the fate of the Education Bill and Plural Voting Bill, was rather damped than otherwise, when his method of procedure by resolution of the House of Commons was disclosed in 1907.
If we may assume that the writer who uses the first person plural in Acts xvi.
The plural, coals, seems to have been used from a very early period to signify the broken fragments of the mineral as prepared for use.
This was, however, far from satisfying the parties of the extreme Left, and the strength of Social Democracy in Saxony was even more strikingly displayed in 1909 when, in spite of plural voting, under a complicated franchise, 25 Socialist members were returned to the Saxon diet.
In like manner other writers of the same or an earlier period latinized lapwing by Egrettides (plural), and rendered that again into English as egrets - the tuft of feathers misleading them also.
Officially the name is The United States of America, but The United States (used as a singular and not a plural) has become accepted as the name of the country; and pre-eminent usage has now made its citizens Americans, in distinctiofi from the other inhabitants of North and South America.
It is the plural form of Targi," a raider."The Tawareq call themselves by some variant of the root MasheqTamasheq, Imoshagh, &c.
The plural is denoted when required by adding one of several words of plurality.
The use of the word "clergy" as a plural, though the New English Dictionary quotes the high authority of Cardinal Newman for it, is less rare than wrong; in the case cited "Some hundred Clergy" should have been "Some hundred of the Clergy."
The early form of the word in English was "sherris" (abbreviated from "sherris-wine" or "sherris-sack"), which was taken to be a plural, and "sherry" was formed as a singular by mistake.
His general exhortations, courteously expressed in the first person plural, are directed towards a wide reformation of manners.
The plural endings are - masc. abs.
It granted, manhood suffrage, it is true, but hedged with so many qualifying conditions and complicated with so elaborate a system of plural voting as to make its effect nugatory.
Later, when this was found to consist of a vast archipelago enclosing the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, Antilia assumed its present plural form, Antilles, which was collectively applied to the whole of this archipelago.
The plural form Atlantes is the classical term in architecture for the male sculptured figures supporting a superstructure as in the baths at Pompeii, and in the temple at Agrigentum in Sicily.
Either dogma (sing.) or dogmas (plural) may be spoken of..
It looks as if they were insertions in the passage as it originally stood, and that the references to parables in the plural, together with the statement at vv.
It has preserved in the conjugation and in the formation of the plural older forms than the classical Nahuatl itself.
After unsuccessful attempts by the Upper House to introduce plural voting, the bill became law in January 1907, the peers insisting only upon the establishment of a fixed maximum number or numerus clauses, of non-heredi- Genera!
About the same period, too, the church of Bavaria was organized by St Boniface, and the country divided into several bishoprics; and we find frequent references to these bishops (in the plural) in the law of the Bavarians.
This well-known Arab term for coast-belt (which in the plural form reappears as the familiar "Swahili" of Zanzibar) is applied to a third division of Tunisia, viz.
The plan, concerted by Kossuth and Apponyi, with the approval of Baron Aehrenthal, was to carry on a modified coalition government with the aid of the Andrassy Liberals, the National party, the Clerical People's party 2 and the Independence party, on a basis of suffrage reform with plural franchise, the 2 The People's party first emerged during the elections of 1896, when it contested 98 seats.
But in spite of the fiasco of the Irish Councils Bill (1907), the struggles over education (Mr Birrell's bill of 1906 being dropped on account of the Lords' amendments), the rejection by the peers of the Plural Voting Abolition Bill (1906), and the failure (again due to the Lords) of the Scottish Small Holdings Bill and Valuation Bill (1907), which at the time made his premiership appear to be a period of bitter and unproductive debate, a good many reforming measures of some moment were carried.
It consists of precepts relating to church life, which are couched in the second person plural; whereas The Two Ways uses throughout the second person singular.
So again the word mathani is, as Geiger has conjectured, the regular plural of the Aramaic mathnitha, which is the same as the Hebrew Mishnah, and denotes in Jewish usage a legal decision of some of the ancient Rabbins.
From the sense of that which stands between two things, "mean," or the plural "means," often with a singular construction, takes the further significance of agency, instrument, &c., of which that produces some result, hence resources capable of producing a result, particularly the pecuniary or other resources by which a person is enabled to live, and so used either of employment or of property, wealth, &c. There are many adverbial phrases, such as "by all means," "by no means," &c., which are extensions of "means" in the sense of agency.