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Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009

Discussion in '$1 Daily Competition' started by shabbir, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  2. SaswatPadhi

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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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    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. :p
     
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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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    Ah....i couldn't thought of that... :p nice one xp ;) Lol
     
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    Not quite but still open to discussion. Heres in the link is related to here.

    Quite right but the word I had in mind is Good / Goods
     
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    Nice one Shabbir... you have raise the standard of 1 dollar questions
     
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    Ohh. Thanks
     
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    nice question and nice answer too :)

    congrats xpi0t0s
     
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    Never thout abt Good shabbir :) nice one ;)
     
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    fall -> come suddenly to ground due to loss of balance.
    falls -> stream flowing over a precipice
     
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    Congrats xpi0t0s. :nice:

    Nice one, shabbir :)
     

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