May 10, 2007 9:18 AM Subscribe
pluralsfilter: Why don't we use words like "radiations"?
posted by blue_beetle to Writing & Language (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It seems like a lot of words that have logical plurals don't ever get used in english. Radiations means essentially the same thing as emanations or emissions, but we don't use it the same way. Why is this? Where can I find more information about why we drop the pluralization on some many words?