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Irregular Plurals Poem

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Ecco una poesia che illustra, in modo giocoso,
le difficoltà in agguato quando si tratta
dei plurali irregolari in inglese.

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Let’s start with box, the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.
You can talk of one goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a mouse or a family of mice,
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man has always been men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be pen?
Though the plural of cow may be cows or kine,
A bow, if repeated, is never called bine
And the plural of vow is vows, never vine.

If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet
And I give you a boot, would a pair be a beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

If the singular’s this and the plural is these,
Then perhaps the plural of kiss should be keese.
Though one may be that and more would be those,
Hat in the plural would never be hose
And the plural of cat is cats and not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Our masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
Just imagine the feminine she, shis and shim!
Our modern English, I think you’ll agree,
Is the strangest language you will ever see.


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