39 plural forms that might confuse writers

There are some weird rules about making certain words plural. Take note so you never mistake them.

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In the English language, there are exceptions to every rule.

Some of the most maddening exceptions occur with spelling rules. For instance, it’s “i before e except after c”—unless it’s the fourth Thursday and there’s a full moon, right?

So, let’s look at “weird” plurals. And I say “weird” because pluralization is not always about adding an “s.”

With the singular form listed first, here are some words you can’t make plural just by adding an “s”:

Other words simply break the rules. For example, words ending in “o” are generally made plural by adding an “es,” such as potato/potatoes. But what about:

Or how about:

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