|This article does not cite any sources. (January 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
An uncertain plural occurs when a writer does not know in advance whether a word should be written in the singular or plural. For English nouns, this may be demonstrated by enclosing the trailing s in parentheses, such as "book(s)".
In the case of articles, "they" or "their" may be used to include a single individual, when uncertain.
|This linguistics article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|