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Watching the news and theey are saying holes-in-one as the plural but hole-in-ones seems to make more sense when spoken... which is correct?

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I agree with the previous answers that say 'holes' is the pluralizable word.
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Hi,

I prefer 'holes-in-one'. My dictionary agrees with me.

However, it's not an expression I use very often and, since it refers to a very uncommon event, I'd guess that it's most often used in the singular. You don't often say Fred and I got 23 holes-in-one this morning.Emotion: smile

Best wishes, Clive
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No, but you may say, that "Over the course of his career, Tiger Woods has made ___ holes-in-one."
No the plural is the holes not the one.

Simlar to

3 cups of tea

2 fields of sheep.
And attorneys-general and sisters-in-law.

Believe it or not, my brother has had three holes-in-one and my sister has had two. I have had a great many myself, but only on the type of course that uses green indoor-outdoor carpeting for the greens and often involves a clown or windmill as obstacles.
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Grammar Geek I have had a great many myself, but only on the type of course that uses green indoor-outdoor carpeting for the greens and often involves a clown or windmill as obstacles.
Quite the duffer, aren't you, GG!
would "hole in ones" be acceptable?
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Grammar Geek I have had a great many myself, but only on the type of course that uses green indoor-outdoor carpeting for the greens and often involves a clown or windmill as obstacles.
Golly gee! We have something in common! Emotion: big smile
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