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    Default please help me i cant figure out this word

    what is a word that is male to female and plural to single by adding s

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    I'm not sure I understand the question. What changes male to female by adding s?


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    Default Re: please help me i cant figure out this word

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    what is a word that is male to female and plural to single by adding s
    There are many of these "singular to plural to singular by adding one or two s's" words.

    One example is:

    prince...princes...princess

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    Now I've got it:
    • What is a word that you can change from male to female and from singular to plural by adding s?


    Do you have another?

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Now I've got it:
    • What is a word that you can change from male to female and from singular to plural by adding s?


    Do you have another?

    :D
    Here is a list I developed for someone else. It is words that go from singular to plural to singular by adding one or two s's. Some change gender as well.

    abbe > abbes > abbess
    adventure > adventures > adventuress
    bra > bras > brass
    care > cares > caress
    cosine > cosines > cosiness
    deadline > deadlines > deadliness
    gamine > gamines > gaminess
    glassine > glassines > glassiness
    la > las > lass
    large > larges > largess
    ma > mas > mass
    marque > marques > marquess
    mi > mis > miss
    millionaire > millionaires > millionairess
    mora > moras > morass
    multimillionaire > multimillionaires > multimillionairess
    ogre > ogres > ogress
    pa > pas > pass
    prince > princes > princess
    pro > pros > pross
    saltine > saltines > saltiness
    sculpture > sculptures > sculpturess
    sightline > sightlines > sightliness
    squire > squires > squiress
    timeline > timelines > timeliness

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    Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

    :D
    8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

    :D
    8)
    bra > bras > brass
    ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quite a list! (That answers the poster's question and them some.)

    :D
    8)
    bra > bras > brass
    ????
    That's the then some part.

    :wink:

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