Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'congratulations' group

These nouns refer to things that are said or written. (Pleadings, promptings, recriminations, and vituperations also occur in a singular form with no determiner.)
So congratulations are due to all involved, especially the teachers and students who were absolutely wonderful.
Their philosophical ramblings take place within earshot of the waitress.
Her words deserve careful interpretation.
  • acknowledgements
  • advances
  • apologies
  • blandishments
  • commiserations
  • compliments
  • condolences
  • confessions
  • congratulations
  • directions
  • instructions
  • memoirs
  • murmurings
  • noises
  • pieties
  • plaudits
  • pleadings
  • promptings
  • ramblings
  • ravings
  • recriminations
  • regards
  • sophistries
  • sweet nothings
  • thanks
  • tidings
  • vituperations
  • vocals
  • words
  • writings
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