• Uncertain plural

    Uncertain plural

    • An uncertain plural occurs when a writer does not know in advance whether a word should be written in the singular or plural. For English nouns, this may be demonstrated by enclosing the trailing s in parentheses, such as "book(s)".

      In the case of articles, "they" or "their" may be used to include a single individual, when uncertain.

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    • Uncertain plural