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Using an adjective as a noun in the plural form

Correct: 'Why are they your favourites?' Incorrect: Why are they your favourite? [A plural noun should be used with 'they'. favourite- singular noun, favourites- plural noun ] Favourite (noun)- Why ...
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Using an adjective as a noun in the plural form

'Favourite' is sometimes used alone as a noun, but is also used as an adjective alongside another noun: Which subject is your favourite? Which is your favourite subject? When used alone, it is ...
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Is the plural better in "help the weak(s)"?

Monkey king uses a magic stick to fight bad people and help the weak. the weak is defined in Merriam-Webster as noun weak people the weak and the powerful weak is a nominalized adjective, as ...
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Is the plural better in "help the weak(s)"?

... to fight bad people and help the weak. No, "the weak" is grammatically correct. weak is an adjective, not a noun. It needs a noun to modify; in this construction the noun is people but ...
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