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    Writing Rules: Forming Plurals of Nouns Ending in o Preceded by Vowels

    Tuesday, November 03, 2009

    The plurals of nouns ending in an o that's preceded by a vowel are formed by adding only an s.

    cameo - cameos
    zoo - zoos

    (From Write for Business, page 209, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 21)

    Writing Rules: Forming Plurals of Nouns Ending in y Preceded by Vowels

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    The plurals of nouns ending in a y that's preceded by a vowel are formed by adding only an s.

    key - keys
    bay - bays

    (From Write for Business, page 209, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 21)