Poll: Which fish form the plural by adding -s or -es?

Which fish form the plural by adding -s or -es?

Salmon
Carp
Herring
Sardine
Cod
Trout
Goldfish

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This Poll:

  • Votes: 548
  • Comments: 7
  • Added: September 2005

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Comments:

MrTrilby

Both herring and sardine, arguably

SimonTrew

Yep, I'd say "herrings" and "sardines".

BB

Trout plural is still trout... correct?

Tony

I think it's ridiculous that some species of fish are entitled to a distinct plural form but not others. This discrimination must stop before disaffected herring/herrings commit suicide.

Geoff Beard

I don't think you can pluralise any of those fish! It's all sheeps and mouses to me.

caramellogram

I think you'll find, Geoff, that wikipedia along with many other sources state that herring can be made plural by adding an 's'. Kind regards.

Chuck Newman

how can you add -es to sardine ???

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