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An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 643

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brother-brothers (by blood), brethren (of a society or church).

cloth-cloths (kinds of cloth), clothes (garments).

die-dies (stamps for coins, etc.), dice (for gaming).

fish-fish (collectively), fishes (individuals or kinds).

genius-geniuses (men of genius), genii (spirits).

index-indexes (to books), indic

es (signs in algebra).

pea-peas (separately), pease (collectively).

penny-pennies (separately), pence (collectively).

shot-shot (collective balls), shots (number of times fired).

In speaking of coins, twopence, sixpence, etc., may add -s, making a double plural, as two sixpences.

One plural, two meanings.

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