Practical Grammar and Composition

Practical Grammar and Composition

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"[...] 6. Letters, figures, characters, etc., add the apostrophe and s ('s); as, 6's, c's, t's, that's. 7. The following common words always form their plurals in an irregular way; as, man, men; ox, oxen; goose, geese; woman, women; foot, feet; mouse, mice; child, children; tooth, teeth; louse, lice. Compound Nouns are those formed by the union of two words, either two nouns or a noun joined to some descriptive word or phrase. 8. The principal noun of a compound noun, whether it precedes or follows the descriptive part, is in most cases the noun that changes in forming the plural; as, mothers-in-law, knights-errant, mouse-traps. In a few compound words, both parts take a plural form; as, man-servant, men-servants; knight-templar, knights-templars.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.92mm | 344.73g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507682972
  • 9781507682975

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