[Grammar] plural forms

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Hi,

Please let me know if dialogues and etiquettes are words

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Hi,

Please let me know if dialogues and etiquettes are words

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Prince

Dialogues is certainly a word.

I would say that you can pluralise "etiquette" though we would rarely need to.

There is etiquette related to eating, and etiquette related to dancing. If you go to a dinner and dance evening, you will have to study both etiquettes in advance.
 

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Etiquette is etiquette. There is no plural.
 

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Etiquette is etiquette. There is no plural.

Would you, in that case, not be able to use the sentence I gave?

"...you would have to study both etiquettes in advance."

Would you have said "you would have to study the etiquette of/for both in advance"?
 

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Yes, that is how I would say it. Something like "study the etiquette for each situation."

(I checked an online dictionary and there is no plural given for the word.)
 

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Miss Manners would probably say something like "there is only etiquette, and it applies to whatever situation one might find himself in."
 

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Yes, they are indeed words!
 

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"étiquettes" is a word in French, it means "tickets".;-)
 
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