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Most nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel add -s to form the plural. True False?

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Answer #1 | 29/04 2014 17:23
True, in most natural words e.g. bio becomes bios, stereo becomes stereos, curio becomes curios, rodeo becomes rodeos, duo becomes duos, etc. However nous that end in o with no vowel preceding need to add -es to make their plurals, dominoes, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.
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Answer #2 | 29/04 2014 17:22
The first word that comes to mind is hero; which becomes heroes. Is it the exception that proves the rule? Imported words from Spanish and Italian follow the rule you mention (tacos, pintos; gringos; gelatos). Since most of the -o ending words are imported from Spanish and Italian, I suppose the statement is true. Dingo, imported from Australian aborigine is also dingos.
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