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    Exclamation Should a "personal" name go to plural?

    Hi,

    I don't know ow to refer to this kind of names: let's imagine a car has a tire which is called "Roundy" (maybe is its model or its brand). That's the name of a special kind of tires.



    Now, I want to refer to this kind of tires. Should Roundy go to plural? Here's an example sentence:


    They used 2 distinct Roundy tires, while the others used 6 distinct Roundy.



    I assume the first "Roundy" shouldn't go to the plural, but should the second Roundy be Roundys?

    NOTE that Roundy isn't exactly an adjective...

    Thanks.

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    Re: Should a "personal" name go to plural?

    Hello arly


    • They used 2 distinct Roundy tires, while the others used 6 distinct Roundies.


    Adjectives do not inflect for number, but nouns do.

    Adjective: 2 Roundy tires
    Noun: 2 Roundies

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    Re: Should a "personal" name go to plural?

    I disagree with Soup.
    You are saying that Roundy is a personal name. If they are called Roundy tires after the maker, a Mr Roundy, then 'Roundys' is the plural.

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    Re: Should a "personal" name go to plural?

    Toronto Maple Leafs is the plural for our hockey team, for similar reasons, so I think there's evidence for that.

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