Do you know how to pluralize correctly? Getting it wrong, and having your error discovered means a loss of credibility. Forming plurals of nouns correctly will show your audience that you’re smart and can communicate with respect. That is why we cover this in our business writing class.
apple > apples
shoe > shoes
mouse > _____ (Is it “mouses”?)
house > _____ (You know it’s not “hice”!)
The correct spelling of plurals usually depends on what letter the singular noun ends in. Here is a rundown the general rules of how to pluralize correctly:
**NOTE: Plural nouns do not take apostrophes. 100 computers, 99 balloons
However, the word “deers” is an accepted plural although it is rarely used. The word “deer” is one of those words that has irregular plural forms. Other irregulars include words like “sheep” and “fish”.
Now, what are the possessive and plural possessive forms of “deer”?
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