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
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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?

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
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?

Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always "leaves".

Adrian
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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?

Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always"leaves".

Unless it's the hockey-playing tree-bits from Toronto known as the Maple Leafs.
MG

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variation?

Depends on the meaning of leaf. If it's the tree-bits, it's always

"leaves". Unless it's the hockey-playing tree-bits from Toronto known as the Maple Leafs.

-D
Adrian
So, it what sense it can be "leafs" ?
Thanks,
Fernando
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TC> On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:21:00 -0600, 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?

TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves".

Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?
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M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms ... on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?

TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves". Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?

Uhhh..Steve...please try to keep up.

Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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M&W says that both "leafs" and "leaves" are plural forms ... on their usage? Or is it only a regional/dialect variation?

TC> May I be the first to recommend the book "Eats Leafs and Leaves". Wasn't that "Eats, shoots and leaves"?

TC> Uhhh..Steve...please try to keep up.
Sorry. When was "Eats Leafs and Leaves" published?

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