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plurale tantum (Latin for “plural only”) is a noun that appears only in plural form and does not have a singular variant for referring to a single object. Words like “scissors”, “pants”, and “headphones” are functional examples of pluralia tantum (items that are a pair or set of something that works together). Words like “riches”, “surroundings”, and “suds” are conceptual examples: you can’t have a single “rich”, “surround”, or “sud”.

A plurale tantum (Latin for “plural only”) is a noun that appears only in plural form and does not have a singular variant for referring to a single object. Words like “scissors”, “pants”,...

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While most beach sand is created by the mechanical action of ocean waves, Mother Nature gets some serious help from the Parrotfish, a peculiar fish that eats coral to get to the algae inside and excretes ground coral in the form of sand.

While most beach sand is created by the mechanical action of ocean waves, Mother Nature gets some serious help from the Parrotfish, a peculiar fish that eats coral to get to the algae inside and excretes ground coral in the f...
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