From the Word Wizard Club...
January 16, 2012

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atlases

Which Means:

The plural of 'atlas': a book of maps.

As In:

Image John likes to collect antique atlases.

Heads Up!

When a word ends in an S, Z, CH, and SH add an ES to make it plural.

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thieves

Which Means:

Plural of 'thief': a person who steals, robs and takes what isn't his.

As In:

Image The three thieves thought they could get away.

Heads Up!

For some words ending in F, change it to V and add ES.

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crutches

Which Means:

The plural of 'crutch': A supportive cane that fits in the armpits, and helps a person walk when they have a injured leg.

As In:

Image The man watered the plants while leaning on his crutches.

Heads Up!

When a word ends in an S, Z, CH, and SH add an ES to make it plural.

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earmuffs

Which Means:

The plural of 'earmuff': A round, fluffy and warm covering for the ears.

As In:

Image Suzie wore earmuffs on that cold winter day!

Heads Up!

Usually if you have one earmuff, you have two that are connected by a strap or band worn across the head. Just add an S to make this plural.

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solos

Which Means:

The plural of 'solo': a one-person performance.

As In:

Image At the school competition, several students prepared solos with their favorite instruments.

Heads Up!

When a word ends in an O, you have to add an S or ES to make it plural. You just have to memorize that 'solo' takes an S.

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