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    Why do we sometimes use in the end of the word -es sometimes -ies while we are tolking about the plural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukagjin
    Why do we sometimes use in the end of the word -es sometimes -ies while we are tolking about the plural.
    It takes the pace of a y (preceded by another consonant).

    Examples:

    Toy -toys

    Granary -granaries

    Why does this happen? Well, the evil people who invented the English language made it this way to confuse the poor people who wanted to learn it as a foreign language :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukagjin
    Why do we sometimes use in the end of the word -es sometimes -ies while we are tolking about the plural.
    Whooops. I just realised that I hadn't answered your whole question.

    -es goes on the end when the last letter of a word is already s:

    Dress - dresses.


    Again, for the same aweful reason as the -ieses. Argh!

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