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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...as, actor, actress; widow, widower. (3) By prefixing a different word; as, man-servant, maid-servant. ©. Number-forms of Nouns. The fire burns. The boys recite. The flag waves. The stars twinkle. Name the nouns in the two sentences in the first column. Do they mean one or more than one? Name the nouns in two sentences in the second column. Do they mean one or more than one? A noun that denotes one object is in the singular number. A noun that denotes more than one object is in the plural number. 116. Formation of the Plural. The plural of nouns ending in 8, ch soft, sh, i, or x is formed by adding es to the singular. The plural of nouns ending in y, preceded by a vowel, is formed by adding s. Note.--Marks to distinguish the feminine of many common words are now less used than formerly. Poetess, authoress, editress, for instance, have gone almost entirely out of use, and we use poet, author, editor, indifferently for a man or a woman. InT. LES. EnG.--6 The plural of nouns ending in y, preceded by a consonant, is formed by changing y to i, and adding es. A few nouns ending in / or fe form their plural by changing / or fe to ve, and adding s. Most words ending in /, however, form their plural by simply adding «; as, gulf, roof. Most nouns ending in o form their plural by adding s; as,--Some nouns ending in o form their plural by adding es; as,--Some nouns form the plural by changing the vowel sound of the singular; as,--Some nouns have the same form for the singular and plural; as,--A sheep is lying in the shade. These sheep are eating grass. A deer was shot by the hunter. Several deer were drinking from the brook. illr The following nouns have only the plura form:--Tongs are made of iron. The ashes were in the pan. Are the scissors very sharp? The c...
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