Leafs vs leaves

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Fejikso:
M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms of "leaf". Is there any rule on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?

Thanks,
Fernando
PS. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=leaf
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Tony Cooper:
[nq:1]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms of "leaf". Is there any rule on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?[/nq]
May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves".

However, I would only use "leafs" as a noun when referring to table extensions. Maybe pages from a book, but I can't imagine doing it.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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Adrian Bailey:
[nq:1]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms of "leaf". Is there any rule on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?[/nq]
Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always "leaves".

Adrian
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TakenEvent:
[nq:2]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms of "leaf". Is there any rule on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialectvariation?[/nq]
[nq:1]Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always"leaves".[/nq]
Unless it's the hockey-playing tree-bits from Toronto known as the Maple Leafs.
MG
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Adrian Bailey:
[nq:1]variation?[/nq]
[nq:2]Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always[/nq]
[nq:1]"leaves". Unless it's the hockey-playing tree-bits from Toronto known as the Maple Leafs.[/nq]
-D
Adrian
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Fejikso:
So, it what sense it can be "leafs" ?
Thanks,
Fernando
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Anonymous:
Tony Cooper wrote in a message to Fejikso:
TC> From: Tony Cooper

TC> On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:21:00 -0600, Fejikso
[nq:1]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms of "leaf". Is there any rule on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?[/nq]
TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves".

Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?
Steve Hayes
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Tony Cooper:
[nq:2]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms ... on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?[/nq]
[nq:1]TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves". Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?[/nq]
Uhhh..Steve...please try to keep up.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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Anonymous:
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TC> From: Tony Cooper
[nq:2]M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms ... on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?[/nq]
[nq:1]TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves". Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?[/nq]
TC> Uhhh..Steve...please try to keep up.
Sorry. When was "Eats Leafs and Leaves" published?

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