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    Default Upstairs,Downstairs,Headquarters

    Hi,

    Can I use singular form of Upstairs, downstairs, headquarters, like upstair,downstair,headquarter? As I checked the Longman,Oxford Dictionary..all these words only have plural form, right?

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    Default Re: Upstairs,Downstairs,Headquarters

    Yes, don't use them without the final s.

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    Default Re: Upstairs,Downstairs,Headquarters

    But I found some dictionaries show downstair, upstair, headquarter, can I say that dictionaries are incorrect?

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    Default Re: Upstairs,Downstairs,Headquarters

    Do you mean those cheap electronic dictionaries? Yes, they can be wrong. A print dictionary is unlikely to have them in the singular.

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    Default Re: Upstairs,Downstairs,Headquarters

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Do you mean those cheap electronic dictionaries? Yes, they can be wrong. A print dictionary is unlikely to have them in the singular.
    Yes, I found these mistakes in electronic dictionaries and some print dictionaries.

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