Compound nouns form their plural by adding -s to the principal word:

sister-in-law sisters-in-law
vriting-table vriting-tables
editor-in-chief editors-in-chief
passer-by passers-by

 

In compounds with man/woman both words are pluralise:

man fiend man friends
journalist journalists
woman woman
woman doctor women doctors
The Plural of Compounds

The Plural of Compounds

 

Compounds ending in -man , change -man into -men in the plural. There is only a slight difference or none in the pronunciation.

policeman policemen
horseman horsemen
doorman doormen
postman postmen

 

Compounds ending in the -ful form their plural by adding -s:

handful handfuls
spoonful spoonfuls
cupful cupfuls
armful armfuls

 

Compounds containing no noun, form their plural by adding -s to the last word.

look-out  look-outs
get-up get-ups
go-between go-bettweens
grown-up grown-ups

 

The noun – PEOPLE

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Collective nouns

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Plural of Nouns

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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