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  1. Fazzu's Avatar
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    #1

    the letter 's' makes a difference!

    Is there such a word as 'situations','informations','entertainments'?

    I have more words like these but I couldn't think for now so I will ask them later.

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    Re: the letter 's' makes a difference!

    situations e.g., There are situations in which ...
    informations e.g., legal language
    entertainments

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    Re: the letter 's' makes a difference!

    But here, information is already in the plural form and how is it possible to write informations?

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    Re: the letter 's' makes a difference!

    In Standard English information doesn't take -s. In fact, informations is considered incorrect. However, you will find the word informations used in English and by native speakers. It's like fish, fishes, and money, monies.

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    Re: the letter 's' makes a difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    situations e.g., There are situations in which ...
    informations e.g., legal language
    entertainments
    The word 'entertainment' can be countable, but it's not usual (and possibly rather dated):

    His job was to organize entertainments for the King.


    b

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    Fazzu - Casi mentioned legal language. There is such a thing as 'laying an information on somebody', but this is only used in some legal contexts - you're very unlikely to meet it.
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Feb-2007 at 13:43. Reason: Added PS

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