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Morbius

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Tangoed/tangoes
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:17:44 AM »
Both words appeared in yesterday's Challenge puzzle.  Tangoed was common, tangoes was rare.  That seems anomalous to me.  Shouldn't they both be classified the same?

Jacki

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Re: Tangoed/tangoes
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 08:12:10 AM »
It's always puzzled me. Doesn't seem to follow unless there's a special reason.

mkenuk

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Re: Tangoed/tangoes
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 10:00:33 AM »
Agreed, since they are both inflected verb forms.

The noun plural tangos of course is not allowed.

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Re: Tangoed/tangoes
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 03:45:09 AM »
Maybe it's because the third person singular really is rare.

It takes two to tango, after all!