The majority of nouns have distinct plural and singular forms. However, there are a number of special words that are spelled and pronounced exactly the same way in both their singular and plural forms. Here are 101 words that are both singular and plural.
If you are not sure how to convert a singular noun into a plural noun, check out our guide to how to convert a singular noun to a plural noun.
- Fish (numbers of)
- Flares (clothing)
- Head (cattle)
- Stone (weight)
Can you think of any words that are both plural and singular? Leave a comment and let us know!
119 thoughts on “101 Words That are Both Plural and Singular”
Isn’t swan an acceptable plural for swan.
Any regular fourth declension noun will have the same spelling for plural and singular, in the nominative case. E.g. status. Check the Latin root.
water and money are two other words that are both singular and plural
All words are not used as same in plural. And here are some nouns that is used with noncount plural determiners such as furniture. These are the different issue. You can shorten the list.
Works is not the plural of work
Scenery is a both singular and plural noun.
Yes there its called a Rock lol
In the US we say Math but, the British make the word plural by pronouncing it with an s Maths.
While it is a proper noun, technically, the plural of LEGO is LEGO. You can have A LEGO brick or multiple LEGO bricks, but according to LEGO, you can never have LEGOS.
We should also note the closely-related words which are described as “plural, construed as singular”. This covers countless fields of study such as mathematics, statistics, eugenics, economics, …
“Peoples” can be a plural of “people,” as in “indigenous peoples of the Americas.”
Cyclamen, a genus of plants in the Primula family, is the same whether singular or plural. You can go to a nursery and buy one cyclamen or ten cyclamen.
Salix, the name for the genus Willow, is the same whether singular or plural.
Machinery, correspondence, furniture
In the US we say Math but, in Great Britain they say Maths making it a plural.
How can we make a plural for money