In general, common nouns that end in s, sh, ch, x, or z form their plurals by adding ‘es.’ Examples: taxes, fishes, bunches, witnesses. There are also many words ending in o, that form the plural by adding ‘es,’ but there are just as many that don’t.
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I have an old textbook I picked up at the second hand book store, titled Eighteenth Century English Literature, by Tillotson, Fussell and Waingrow. Periodically, but without any pattern I can discern, there will appear, in poems and the like, a small superscript circle after a word. What does this mark mean?