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2009.02.09(Review of 2006.08.09 edition)


We had such a good time last week looking at words about words and books about words that we've decided to keep the series alive for another week. Let's start with a word that's of tremendous help when ONE is just not enough!

Today's Lesson
PLURAL (n.)   複数形


  • The plural of a noun is the form of the noun that's used to talk about more than one person, place, or thing.
  • plural とは、複数の人、場所、物について話すときに用いる名詞の形、つまり、複数形のことです。



  1. To form (= make) the plural of most nouns, just add “s” or “es”. For example, the plural of “cat” is “cats,” and the plural of “box” is “boxes.”
  2. a: What's the plural of “crisis”?
    b: “Crises.” (pronounced “CRY-seez”)
  3. a: The plural of “tooth” is “teeth,” right? So does that mean the plural of “toothbrush” is “teethbrush”?
    b: Of course not. It's “toothbrushes.”
  4. (crossword puzzle clue)
    Plural of “child.”**

英会話レッスンEnjoy the day!

** Answer: children