ian2

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Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 7, 2011, 2:16pm  •  0 vote

"Well you could try looking up some references." Now I need to provide the evidence to argue against myself? Hmm.... applied to the courts it would save the prosecution a fortune lol. My headquar

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 7, 2011, 11:17am  •  0 vote

Ah, that's ok then, there is somewhere a mysterious police force of 'grammarians' who have decided that the use of the plural for bicycle forks is strictly incorrect. I wonder if their judgements are

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 6, 2011, 4:02pm  •  0 vote

OK, I'm just going to ask once more before I give up. Why is it 'incorrect'? Who says it's incorrect? What evidence is there anywhere that it's incorrect? Just you saying a thousand times that 'st

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 6, 2011, 2:48pm  •  0 vote

You see this is where my understanding falls down, and I'm sorry if I'm being a bit thick here. "Strictly speaking forks is incorrect when we speak of the front forks of a pushbike". So forks are

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 5, 2011, 10:49pm  •  0 vote

I guess we're back to the question as I originally asked it then. But I still don't understand how, when the OED gives forks as the correct form in the UK and Australia you're still claiming that as

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 5, 2011, 5:41pm  •  0 vote

"Well, you could try the OED for a start." On your advice I did! (The online version). [3 (usually forks) each of a pair of supports in which a bicycle or motorcycle wheel revolves.] "Do you

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  January 5, 2011, 9:41am  •  0 vote

"Fork is strictly correct" - an interesting conclusion - is there any evidence for it?

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  December 13, 2010, 10:25am  •  0 vote

Yes, completely obvious, sorry for asking! Now I just need to go and fix my bike - the fork (U.S. English) or forks (U.K. English) is/are broken. It's cold outside, so I'll be wearing my sweater (si

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  October 7, 2010, 1:35pm  •  1 vote

That's a great response, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks a lot.