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21:44 Oct 22, 2001
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Marketing
English term or phrase:why sheep plural is sheep also
why sheep plural is sheep?while except of this word we use s or other word in the last to make plural
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Yes you're right.
Explanation: It is rather strange. And you're right of course that most plural nouns end in s. But there are other words that don't take an s in the plural: deer, men, women, etc. The best way to think of this is that every language is unique and general rules do not always apply to everything. I hope this helps you with your question.
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 19:39 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2249
Explanation: common nouns, like those for animals, resisted the Norman influence and remained similar to the Low German spoken still today in Northern Germany (my homeland): there the plural of "schaap" is "scheep" (pronounced "shape").
schmurr Local time: 02:39 Native speaker of: German