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shabbir 19Aug2009 15:16

Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
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 19Aug2009 18:21

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
HERE --> HERES

:D

mayjune 19Aug2009 18:25

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
well found..lets see if anyone else has any other answer...

mayjune 19Aug2009 18:32

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
hate hates

mayjune 19Aug2009 18:33

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
ok ok i got it
mate mates

SaswatPadhi 19Aug2009 18:35

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shabbir (Post 55445)
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. :p

mayjune 19Aug2009 18:37

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
he he :p

xpi0t0s 19Aug2009 21:47

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
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.

xpi0t0s 19Aug2009 21:56

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
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).

mayjune 19Aug2009 22:21

Re: Adding "s" | 19 Aug 2009
 
Ah....i couldn't thought of that... :p nice one xp ;) Lol


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