Singular When Adding an S

There are many English words that you can add an “s” to make it plural. But far fewer words become singular when you add an “s”. What are two examples of these much rarer words?

Cares -> Caress
Princes -> Princess

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2 Comments on "Singular When Adding an S"

Mark W says
September 22, 2020 @ 00:29

Also: ‘Pirates’ ?

David J. Sherwin says
April 17, 2021 @ 13:23

The words are not correct. They are different words.
Alumni – alumnus
Octopus – octopi

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