Dillon G.

asked • 01/22/19

Can you identify the sets of sounds that regularly precede each of these alternative pronunciations of the plural ending? What features do each of these sets have in common?

The use of plural -s in English has three different, but very regular, phonological alternatives. We add /s/ to words like batbookcough and ship. We add /z/ to words like cabcaveladrag and thing. We add /əz/ to words like busbushchurchjudge and maze.

Please help I'm so confused!

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Kirstie T. answered • 04/09/19

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