How do you make deer plural possessive?
All the sources I consulted agreed that the plural possessive of deer should be written with an apostrophe before the -s, as in this example: The deer’s tracks were easy to follow once the animals entered the snowy woods.
Why does deer have no plural?
If you look in a dictionary you will see that “deer” comes to us from the German “tier”, a beast. German does not form the plural by adding an “s” as English does, so one deer, two deer, etc.
Can we say deers?
Deer is one such word too. It is used as per the requirement for both singular as well as plural. Note: To refer to more than one deer, we can say, two deer, ten deer, 100 deer, etc. we do not say two deers, or ten deers as that would be incorrect.
How do you call multiple deer?
Most people, upon seeing a bunch of deer together, would call it a herd; however, you also could call the group a bunch, a mob, a parcel or a rangale.
Is word deer both singular and plural?
Word forms: deerlanguage note: Deer is both the singular and the plural form. A deer is a large wild animal that eats grass and leaves.
What do you call multiple deer?
What is the irregular plural for deer?
Usage notes The standard (irregular) plural is deer. Occasionally used in the sense of more than one species, especially when appearing in combination (such as red deer / red deers).
What is group of deer called?
What is the collective name for deer?
Collective Nouns List
|Animal||Collective Noun||In It’s Written Context|
|Deer||herd||a herd of deer|
|Deer||mob||a mob of deer|
|Deer||rangale||a rangale of deer|
|Dinosaurs||herd||a herd of dinosaurs|
Is there a way to know the plural of deer?
Confusion arises because deer remains unchanged in its plural form. Unfortunately, there is no clever way of knowing which nouns follow which rules. You have to know. Here are three randomly selected questions from another exercise on plurals, which can be edited, printed to create an exercise worksheet, or sent via email to friends or students.
Do you put an apostrophe before the word deer?
Joan from the U.S. asked about the plural possessive form of deer. All the sources I consulted agreed that the plural possessive of deer should be written with an apostrophe before the – s, as in this example:
When to use the form ” deers ” in a sentence?
The form “deers” is occasionally (though very rarely) found: Hogg’s Tales and Sketches (1817) speaks of a “place of rendezvous, to which the deers were to be driven.” But none of the very few examples of “deers” given by the OED uses the form to indicate that species of deer are meant. (Source: OED, s.v. “fish” n.1 and “deer” n.)
Is the word deer correct when referring to fish?
I’m afraid that “deers” is not correct, which is to say that the form has never been in common use in the sense you suggest, as far as the OED is aware. As you say, it’s common today to use “fish” as the plural of “fish” (e.g. “two fish”), and certain people insist that you must only use “fishes” when talking about different fish species.