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    Cool Fevers

    Hi,

    Does fever have a plural form fevers?

    Is it correct?

    You have high fevers.

    Thanks

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    Re: Fevers

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Does fever have a plural form fevers?

    Is it correct?

    You have high fevers.

    Thanks

    Yes "fever" can have a plural form, but "you have high fevers" is not correct, unless you are using "you" as plural.

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    Re: Fevers

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes "fever" can have a plural form, but "you have high fevers" is not correct, unless you are using "you" as plural.
    Please provide an example where fevers can used as plural..
    Thanks a ton

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    Re: Fevers

    They saw some children with broken arms or high fevers that required them to stay for overnight observation.

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    Re: Fevers

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    They saw some children with broken arms or high fevers that required them to stay for overnight observation.
    Can I have more examples...

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    Re: Fevers

    Internal organs hemorrhage into bloody, shapeless masses. Some of these fevers kill up to 90 percent of those who contract them, and they can be...

    Snapshot by snapshot, the combination can reveal how hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola dismantle a healthy body.

    I just -- we were hungry. We were thirsty. We had fevers. It was, you know, pretty -- all of us were sick.


    Davies, Mark. (2008 - The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA): 400+ million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://www.americancorpus.org.


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    Re: Fevers

    You could also use the Longman English Dictionary online to know if a word is countable/uncountable or both. Plural or Singular. Pronunciation in a sentence etc.

    highlighter - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online


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