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    Which is correct?

    Hello my teachers.................



    Which is correct?

    It has two meaning?

    or

    It has two meanings?

    Can We add Plural S after ING ?

    Thank you................................... :wink:

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    Re: Which is correct?

    "It has two meanings" is correct. Since two is more than one, the plural form is used.

    There are many nouns that end in ing: being, ceiling, earring, dealing, feeling, filling, gaming, icing, kenning, leasing, milling, pairing, etc. There are some that usually end in ings: dealings, earnings, failings, fixings, makings, etc.

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    Findings (=results) is another that is usually plural.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    There is also filings.

    More ing nouns: fling, king, underling, meeting, greeting.

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    failing

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    Re: Which is correct?

    blessing

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    yearning

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    Re: Which is correct?

    gosling

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello my teachers.................



    Which is correct?

    It has two meaning?

    or

    It has two meanings?

    Can We add Plural S after ING ?

    Thank you................................... :wink:
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    You can add "s" because "meaning" as used in your sentence is not a verb acting as a verb, but a verb acting as a noun.

    SUBJECT "It" (pronoun) + VERB "has" + OBJECT "two meanings" (adjective "two" describing noun "meanings").

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwschang
    Quote Originally Posted by ESL-lover
    Hello my teachers.................



    Which is correct?

    It has two meaning?

    or

    It has two meanings?

    Can We add Plural S after ING ?

    Thank you................................... :wink:
    8)

    You can add "s" because "meaning" as used in your sentence is not a verb acting as a verb, but a verb acting as a noun.

    SUBJECT "It" (pronoun) + VERB "has" + OBJECT "two meanings" (adjective "two" describing noun "meanings").
    I am afraid I must disagree. It is a noun acting as a noun. (It is in that sense the same as all the other ing words cited in this thread.)

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