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    nouns whose plurals are identical to singular

    Is there a name for words whose plurals are the same as the singular: sheep, moose, series, etc? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: nouns whose plurals are identical to singular

    Quote Originally Posted by msgarp
    Is there a name for words whose plurals are the same as the singular: sheep, moose, series, etc? Thanks a lot.
    Hi, :wink:

    they are called unchangeable nouns.

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    Re: nouns whose plurals are identical to singular

    Quote Originally Posted by msgarp
    Is there a name for words whose plurals are the same as the singular: sheep, moose, series, etc? Thanks a lot.
    Mass noun, see:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/mass-noun.html

    Non count noun, see:

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/noncountnoun.htm

    I think both mass noun and noncount noun all refer to your question.
    Go to www.google.com and search for either, you will find plenty of sites. (more of mass noun)

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    unchangeable nouns

    Thank you; this settles a discussion over coffee this morning

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    Re: unchangeable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by msgarp1
    Thank you; this settles a discussion over coffee this morning
    you are quite welcome.

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    Re: unchangeable nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by msgarp1
    Thank you; this settles a discussion over coffee this morning

    Hi you :wink: ,

    Glad I / we could help you.

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