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    A and B plusal

    If I say "A and B groups", is plusal form neccessary for "group"?

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    Re: A and B plusal

    Quote Originally Posted by LyThuy View Post
    If I say "A and B groups", is the plural form neccessary for "group"?
    Yes, the plural form is necessary if they are two separate groups. (that is A group and B group)


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    Re: A and B plusal

    Thank you.

    Btw, why "the" is needed here? I am trying to use article correctly but fail many times. I think "plural form" is neither specific nor belong to the group of nouns that "the" is required.

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    Re: A and B plusal

    Quote Originally Posted by LyThuy View Post
    Thank you.

    Btw, why is "the" needed here? I am trying to use articles correctly but fail many times. I think the "plural form" is neither specific nor does it belong to the group of nouns in which "the" is required.
    For nouns there is a singular form and a plural form (usually).
    So you know that there is a specific form for the plural; and you ask "What is the plural form?"
    This is a bit confusing, because we also say "'Group' is singular and 'groups' is plural" - without any articles.

    This is really something you can only learn by experience, after a certain point. It's a problem that all learners have whose first language doesn't have articles.


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    Re: A and B plusal

    Thank you. I saw it now.

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    Re: A and B plusal

    Quote Originally Posted by LyThuy View Post
    Thank you.

    Btw, why is "the" needed here? I am trying to use article correctly but fail many times. I think "plural form" is neither specific nor belong to the group of nouns that "the" is required.
    further to what Raymott said

    When we say 'group is singular', "singular" is an adjective and 'the' doesn't precede the adjective when no noun follows the adjective.

    But when there is a noun after the adjective 'the' is used.
    "group" is the singular form.

    I saw it now.
    I see it now.


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    Re: A and B plusal

    I see it now .

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