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When Not to Use Plurals 

When Not to Use Plurals


Brenda Gregoline

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When Not to Use Plurals

Beware of “pluralizing” nouns that cannot stand on their own as plurals.

serum samples (not “sera”)

urine tests (not “urines”)

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