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Mike Dallwitz m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au
Tue Feb 19 16:55:08 CST 2008


Christopher Taylor wrote:

> I've been trying to think of other words that may also be singular or plural

A Google search for
     "singular or plural in construction" site:www.merriam-webster.com
returns 500 examples. These don't include collective nouns, presumably 
because it goes without saying (except on Taxacom) that these can be 
singular or plural in construction. See the Wikipedia articles 'Collective 
noun' and 'Synesis', and the usage note at
     http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=collective%20noun

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