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However, given the diversity of this category--which also comprises other nouns being neutral for number (i.e., singular nouns with invariable plurals such as fish)--and the high incidence of the non-overtly-marked plural noun people in the data--almost 80% of the instances of NNo/NN retrieved from both corpora--only people is considered in the data and analysis presented here.
* make verbs agree with the subject of a sentence when it is a compound subject; an indefinite pronoun; a collective noun, title, or amount; or a singular noun ending in -s; and
(4) In the NP-level generics category, in reference to kinds, Turkish can have bare singular nouns such as 'Sincap bu bolgede yaygindir' (The squirrel is/squirrels are widespread in this region).
Extended Plurals in MSA are formed through pluralizing the plural forms in a way that the singular noun like rad[??]ul 'a man' has the plural form rid[??]aal 'men' and the plural form rid[??]aal 'men' can be further pluralized to show more multiplicity in the so-called Extended Plural pattern to have rid[??]aal-aat 'men'.
However, chiastic alignment is blocked because of the semantic material ("singular nouns referring to just one thing").
Imagine word pairs consisting of two singular nouns A and B, in which B differs from A by the presence of a final --s (or --ES).
--airs [[??]z] always --ers [z] when the <r> is silent in the singular des etrangers accueillis [z], but des enfants chers a leurs parens [sic] [[??]z] l'univers est plein de sa grandeur [[??]z] ce vers est devenu proverbe [[??]z] Il marche vers un lieu [[??]z] Note the [z] liaison in the final examples, in spite of both the singular noun and the normally pronounced <r> ofunivers, vers.
The teacher begins by writing singular nouns ending in 'y' on the board with their corresponding plural beside it.
Mean percentage of plural and singular nouns in compounds with regular and irregular nouns (standard deviations are shown in brackets) Noun Singular (%) Plural (%) Regulars 98.65 (6.25) 1.35 (6.25) Irregulars 53.93 (27.16) 46.07 (27.16) Table 3.
Nouns can usually be identified in their form as either masculine or feminine: The vast majority of singular nouns that end in an unstressed/o/are masculine, and the vast majority of singular nouns that end in an unstressed/al are feminine.
As a former composition teacher, I know that students have a hard time with singular nouns and plural pronouns.
The highly eccentric aspects of Sceve's grammar and syntax - including his use of the definite article with singular nouns, the substantified infinitive, and the participle - would constitute a Scevian grammar that avoids temporality and particularization, putting the poet's experience in a linguistic realm that is not the mythification of language and lived experience but rather its suspension between the two realms of myth and history.