Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Singular Plural

I've already told you about the Paul McCartney-inspired double preposition. Well, here's another grammatical trick with which to have fun with: the singular plural!

The singular plural is very easy. Just use the singular form for the plural. For some reason, it works particularly well with animals (no doubt due to the well-known "deer effect"): "Hey, guys, look at all the cow in that field over there!"

A more sophisticated variant occurs with the use of words with altered plural forms: "I've never seen so many mouse in my life!"

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