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    I am trying to answer a question on a game quiz. When a "s" is added to a certain word it does not become a plural but changes the word entirely. The word can be used as a verb or a noun. I Can not figure this out. Can you help me?
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    bus

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    I thought bus was going to work but then they added a clue. The puzzle now reads: If you add an "s" to the end of a certain word, you will not form a plural word. You will instead make a brand new word, wich can be either a verb or a noun. You begin by not having any in the world. What is the brand-new word?

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    I agree with Coffa- 'buss'means kiss, as a noun and verb, and you start life without any kisses:
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=buss&ls=a

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    That makes sense but I am going to wait until I am sure. We lose points in this game if we guess wrong.

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    I thought of the word "cares" add an s makes caress. Caress can be either a verb or noun. Any Thoughts?

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    That's a good one and fits the pattern and clue.

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    I answered the puzzle and cares/caress was correct. Thanks

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    Coffa will buss you later.

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