Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'remains' group

These nouns refer to what remains of something that has been almost destroyed or consumed, or to parts of something that have been removed.
Later, her ashes were scattered in a wood where she always walked her dog.
Do make sure leftovers are thoroughly reheated.
Doctors in Bombay discovered that boiled potato peelings make cheap and painless dressings for burns.
Just beyond the roofs eastwards are the remains of one of the grandest castles in England.
  • ashes
  • cinders
  • dregs
  • lees
  • leftovers
  • peelings
  • remains
  • ruins
  • scrapings
  • scraps
  • trimmings
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