October 13, 2015

Homework Help: English

Posted by Mary on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10:15am.

Is toast singular, plural, or both?

Is the word plethora used correctly in these sentences.

There is a plethora of dog hair in our carpet.

There are a plethora of people at the mall.

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toast = singular
If you must have plural, many people say "pieces of toast."
plethora = singular

Therefore the last sentence should be "There is a plethora of people at the mall."

Both. You could say "I want a piece of toast" or "I'm going to make 7 pieces of toast". You couldn't say "I want some toasts".

Toasts is also plural when it is used in this situation. The best man and the bride's father were asked to make TOASTS at the reception.

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