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Definición de “plural” en inglés


noun [C or U]     /ˈplʊə.rəl/ US  /ˈplʊr.əl/ (written abbreviation pl.)
A2 a word or form that expresses more than one: 'Geese' is the plural of 'goose'. 'Woman' in the plural is 'women'. → Compare singular nounGrammatical terms singular nounGramática:Nouns: formSee moreGramática:Singular and plural nounsNouns can be either singular or plural. Singular means just one of the person, animal or thing which the noun refers to. Plural means more than one.See moreGramática:Forming the plural of nounsThe rules for making the plural of nouns depend on the spelling and pronunciation. Most nouns form their plural by adding -s:See moreGramática:Nouns: singular and pluralSee moreGramática:Nouns used only in the singularSome nouns are used only in the singular, even though they end in -s. These include: the names of academic subjects such as classics, economics, mathematics/maths, physics; the physical activities gymnastics and aerobics; the diseases measles and mumps; and the word news:See moreGramática:Nouns used only in the pluralSome nouns only have a plural form. They cannot be used with numbers. They include the names of certain tools, instruments and articles of clothing which have two parts.See moreGramática:Collective nouns (group words)Some nouns refer to groups of people (e.g. audience, committee, government, team). These are sometimes called collective nouns. Some collective nouns can take a singular or plural verb, depending on whether they are considered as a single unit or as a collection of individuals:See more
(Definition of plural noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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