Be careful when you add an “s”

The Mistake: Very often, English speakers in India incorrectly add an “s” to words that are already plural, as in the following examples:

  • The peoples on the bus are hot.
  • His childrens attend that school.
  • Twenty womens work at the hospital.

These plurals are NOT correct English. Avoid them.

The Correction: Speak correctly and with confidence by using the correct plural form of “person”, “child”, and “woman”:

  • The people on the bus are hot.
  • His children attend that school.
  • Twenty women work at the hospital.

 

 

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