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I mean a plural noun that refers to a singular object. Pants would be valid, therefore, because the singular form "pant" does not exist. Glasses, too, because glass refers to a different object. I did not mean to include multiple word phrases, because that's infinitely regressive.

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The NYT crossword last week taught me that algae is the plural of alga.

 

Seriously? Damn NYT...

 

Here's a good one--victuals.

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"Politics" is singular. You say "Politics is" instead of "politics are".

From Merriam-Webster online

Politics

Function:noun plural but singular or plural in construction Technically it's plural.

 

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clearly bowel is a word, as illustrated below:

 

 

 

Looks plural but is plural and singular? Such an oddly written question.

 

Brains (Referring to intellect. "You've got a lot of brains." or "They've got a lot of brains.")

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Looks plural but is plural and singular? Such an oddly written question.

 

Brains (Referring to intellect. "You've got a lot of brains." or "They've got a lot of brains.")

 

 

you dont have a brain?

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you dont have a brain?

 

 

 

Context defines, it's grammatically incorrect to say "you have a lot of brain".

 

Also, Overseas.

Edited by My Pet Monster

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Overseas looks like a noun, but isn't...

 

Also, editing the post = -1 point anyway...

 

Max, do you have an exhaustive list of these words? I'm sensing this could go on for a while, so if there are a lot left, what would everyone think about a new rule that questions die after 4 days even if there are answers left or answers within 24 hours? No sense in making one go on too long.

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