Note 1: The list is unedited, but I believe I've set it so that you can edit it if you sign in with a Google account. Please feel free to remove any obvious problems.
Note 2: The list ignores any irregulars such as bass that end with s. Feel free to add.
The top 50 are listed below:
This is a very cool list. Do you have one that has the singular and plural forms side-by-side?
I'm afraid I don't.
Hi, could you please explain how you built this list? For a research publication I need singular and plural nouns side-by-side. I know this was posted years ago but if you're still there, please reply. Thanks!!!
I began by searching the COCA for [nn2*], which gives me everything tagged as a plural noun. I posted the results into column D in the spreadsheet. Then, in column C, I used the formula: =RIGHT(D1,2). This says, "give me the rightmost two characters from cell D1". The reason it's two is that all the words have a space after them. Next, I sorted by column C. Finally, I removed all the 's' plurals. I hope that helps.
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