Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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A 4 letter word where Adding s at the end does not make it plural of the original word but a separate word

e.g.
ate adding G at the beginning makes it gate which is not anyway related to ate apart from spelling.
SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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HERE --> HERES

mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
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well found..lets see if anyone else has any other answer...
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hate hates
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ok ok i got it
mate mates
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Originally Posted by shabbir View Post
A 4 letter word where Adding s at the end does not make it plural of the original word but a separate word
So, as per the rules, can we have answers like ::
(1) HATE --> HATES,
(2) LOVE --> LOVES
etc ... ???

They are not plurals ..

PS : I don't wanna change my answer.
mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
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he he
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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Not easy finding a five letter word ending with S where the other 4 letters are not a noun...

Anyway here's one guess. HAVE and HAVES.

The latter is used as a single noun meaning people with wealth: "the haves and the have nots". Also, HAVE is not used to mean a single person with wealth, you would say instead "he is one of the haves".
2nd person singular of HAVE is HAS.
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One more guess and I'll leave it at that. BRAS and BRASS.

That's a better one - brass is completely unrelated to bras - I suppose you could make bras out of brass but I suspect the lady would not be too comfortable.

I suspect the 2nd person form of 4 letter verbs is excluded by the example "ate adding G at the beginning makes it gate which is NOT ANYWAY RELATED to ate apart from spelling" (capitalisation added).
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mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
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Ah....i couldn't thought of that... nice one xp Lol