Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'tonsils' group

These nouns refer to parts of a person's or animal's body. (Many other nouns referring to parts of the body, for example eye and leg, are usually or often plural.)
'It was as if my insides were on fire, he said.
Gary's tonsils are slightly swollen.
Whatever else was recently wrong with her, Wynette's vocal cords are still in belting form.
  • abdominals
  • adenoids
  • bowels
  • entrails
  • extremities
  • features
  • genitalia
  • genitals
  • giblets
  • guts
  • hindquarters
  • innards
  • insides
  • loins
  • private parts
  • privates
  • tonsils
  • viscera
  • vocal cords
  • withers
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