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Re: Words in Words

by LanX (Canon)
on Oct 01, 2011 at 13:25 UTC ( #929032=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Words in Words

Hi

> 3) A word cannot match itself as a plural even if it makes a different word (ie: "a" cannot match "as")

Please define "plural"!

In English "children" is the plural of "child", "mice" of "mouse".

And IMHO there are examples where WORDs is not the plural of WORD.

(UPDATE: Like "is" and "I")

Cheers Rolf


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Re^2: Words in Words
by sarchasm (Acolyte) on Oct 02, 2011 at 20:45 UTC

    I should have provided a simple example because as you pointed out nothing is simple with English.

    What I meant to say is:

    "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" + "s" "Word1" cannot equal "Word1" + "'s" That's it!

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