Sunday, December 17, 2006

Pluralizing and Mormons

I'm sure people assume that this blog is going to be about the plural marriage of mormons...WRONG!!
An interesting topic occured tonight at the Terry home (yup, we're enjoying Christmas in Washington). Linda is an English teacher at South Kitsap High School and the topic of how to pluralize certain words came up. The result was that I learned there are 13 rules to pluralize words. One of the most commonly missed plural words are the plurals of "sister-in-law", court martial, etc. etc. Most would pluralize it by saying "sister in laws", but the correct way would be to say it "sisters in law". Hmmmmm.....interesting? Probably not very to some of you. (OK Linda, correct that sentance for me).
The point is, four us Mormens who talk about Book of Mormons being past out wood the correct weigh to say that be "Books of Mormon" or indeed "Book of Mormons". Is it a hole unit and theirfour pluralized at the end or should books be pluralized?

What do you think?
All I know, is the next time I'm driving through a neighborhood I plan on pointing out how nice the "culs de sac" are.

1 comments:

Tom and Betsy said...

I agree with what Tom said that night. It is a title and therefore should be pluralized at the end.

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