I was wondering myself how to use the nouns which have different meaning in the plural form on plural sentences, for example the word:

Blind - Blinds

If I want to refer to more than one Blind, Should I use Blind or Blinds?

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    What do you mean by 'different meaning'? The thing that I pull down at my window is a blind. Two of them are blinds. There is no change of meaning.
    – tunny
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 5:56
  • @tunny Ohhh I see, So this is all about the context and how do we use the word (noun,adjective,verb etc)? Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 5:59

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Plural of blind (verb) is 'blind'. For example,

Thick shrubs blind my downstairs windows

However for something singular you would say 'blinds'. For example,

Detecting glaucoma before it blinds you

But in case of 'Blind' (noun) 'that we use in our homes' you will need to use 'blinds' for the plural, for example:

There are many different kinds of window blinds

  • What about "Detecting glaucoma before it make you go blind?"
    – Damien H
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 5:39
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    "Detecting glaucoma before it makes you go blind" sounds about right, too.
    – user6200
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 5:41
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    The original question was about nouns, not verbs.
    – tunny
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 5:57
  • @tunny Okay, I edited my answer to include both 'noun' and 'verb'.
    – user6200
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 6:02

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