Plural.....Brick Or Bricks?

 
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:03 PM   #21
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Re: Plural.....Brick Or Bricks?


Guess it depends on the context... or not at all...

Hand me that bricks?...

Hand me those brick?...
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:23 PM   #22
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Re: Plural.....Brick Or Bricks?




Step bumper or steps bumper?


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Old 11-14-2017, 10:40 PM   #23
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It is a step bumper, but if you are discussing it in reference to use, it would be steps, i.e., "how many steps are there on the bumper" or "the bumper has 2 steps". "how many step are there on the bumper" or "the bumper has 2 step" are obviously incorrect.

Not really the same, pants is a better example. If you have 2 pair of pants, what do you have? "Pants", if you have one pair of pants, what do you have, "pants". If you are discussing pants in particular, "pant" is correct, i.e. "my left pant leg is torn", "we need to manufacture a green pant for this season".
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Tscar: "Pants" used to be TWO separate pieces of clothing, left and right legs...(cod pieces another day) Thus a Pant wouldn't be worn be the still two legged.....

Shakespeare did use "Plantaloon" singular as an "old dotard": that is a little redundant isn't it... as they were already very dated.
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After reading the words pant so many times, it now sounds odd. Kinda like Chris farley saying roads in Tommy boy.

Right or wrong, brick is the word for me regardless of quantity.

Block is in the same category.

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