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    Question Plural for "carriage and pair"

    What is the right plural form for "carriage and pair"? Some carriages and pairs? When there are three sets of them, do you call them "three carriages and pairs"?

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    Re: Plural for "carriage and pair"

    I am not sure why you are pairing "carriage" and "pair." But, yes, that is the plural of those words. "Pair" can also be plural. My full house beat his two pair.

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    Re: Plural for "carriage and pair"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I am not sure why you are pairing "carriage" and "pair." But, yes, that is the plural of those words. "Pair" can also be plural. My full house beat his two pair.
    Hello, SoothingDave.
    I've done some research on the Internet and found this: carriage and pair: definition of carriage and pair in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
    , which is probably what the OP means.

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    Re: Plural for "carriage and pair"

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, SoothingDave.
    I've done some research on the Internet and found this: carriage and pair: definition of carriage and pair in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
    , which is probably what the OP means.
    I can't say I've come across this before. Thanks. Must be a BrE thing, so I'll let them pluralize it for you.

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    Re: Plural for "carriage and pair"

    Three carriages and pairs.

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