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Dictionary and thread title search: Previous Thread Next Thread. My year-old daughter brought home a spelling test in which she had written "scarves" as the plural of "scarf. I would like to know more about this. Is one more correct that the other? Is "Scarfs" used primarily when talking about two pieces of wood?
Lev , Feb 9, Hello Lev, and welcome to the forums I'd have said that only "scarves" was right, and "scarfs" was wrong. But I've checked the Concise Oxford Dictionary and the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English , and evidently both are possible, even for the "material wound round the neck" meaning.
So it seems I was mistaken That said, I'm sure your daughter's teacher was wrong to mark "scarves" incorrect! Loob , Feb 9, Welcome from me too, Lev I would have said exactly the same as Loob.
I've never heard of scarf meaning 'piece of wood', though. What does scarves mean? Scarves is another form of the same plural noun: If you look at the below chart that graphs scarfs vs. You can use it the same way you would you would use scarfs as a noun. Here is a helpful trick to remember scarves vs. Scarves is never a verb. As a noun, however, neither scarfs nor scarves is technically incorrect. At this point in time, scarves is more widely used, and will likely seem more natural to your readers.
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Scarf has two plurals—scarfs and scarves. Scarves is the preferred form, but scarfs is the original and was more common before the 20th nazhatie-skachat.gq’s still used, but . Scarf definition, a long, broad strip of wool, silk, lace, or other material worn about the neck, shoulders, or head, for ornament or protection against cold, drafts. If you keep in mind that scarfs rhymes with barfs, and that both of these words are related to eating too much food too quickly, it will be easy to remember to reserve scarfs .