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Grammar – Plural of Compound Nouns

23 Jul

Hi, again. I’ll try not to bore you, so I’ll keep it short: it’s not that hard to work out the plural of compound nouns if you follow one easy rule:

apply the plural to the head noun.

 

Examples of frequently used compound nouns:

 

rights of way

passers-by

listeners-in

mothers-in-law

attorneys general

fleurs-de-lis

culs-de-sac

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4 Comments

Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Just A Thought

 

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4 responses to “Grammar – Plural of Compound Nouns

  1. Ronald Dahle

    July 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    But Elle, that’s what we have you for. šŸ˜‰

     
  2. Carrie Rubin

    July 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I struggled with passersby, but I’ve finally got that one down. Your rule will help me remember for other similar situations. šŸ™‚

     
  3. Ronald Dahle

    July 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oooops Ella šŸ˜¦

     
    • ellamedler

      July 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

      It’s ok, Ron. I’ve been called worse things at times. I really don’t mind šŸ™‚
      And yes, that’s what editors are for. I think I was trying to make my life a little easier here…maybe šŸ˜‰

       

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