Is there a plural to yes?

(15 Posts)
GuffSmuggler Fri 28-Jun-13 11:45:35

I don't think you can have yes as a plural can you? If I'm arranging an event and I have 10 people accept, I can't say: I've had 10 yeses (sp?).

I should say: I've had 10 people say yes.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 28-Jun-13 11:55:05

Yeses is the correct plural of yes. Perfectly acceptable to say '10 yeses'.

GuffSmuggler Fri 28-Jun-13 11:56:11

Oh ok, thanks. It just looks so odd!

ShowOfHands Fri 28-Jun-13 11:58:34

Ayes and noes. grin

I'd more likely say "I've had 10 acceptances" and get around it that way grin

jigglybits Sun 28-Jul-13 00:53:11

"yesses" or "yeses" I believe- according to MW Dictionary online- would go with the canny lass above's suggestion..less odd!

GummyLopes Sun 28-Jul-13 00:57:18

Shit Yeah, is what I normally say.

Cooroo Sun 28-Jul-13 09:23:17

Yeses for me. Looks a lot less weird than 'nos' (don't be tempted to add any apostrophes! But putting it in quotes helps.)

HintofBream Tue 30-Jul-13 15:52:11

Yaes and nays?

HintofBream Tue 30-Jul-13 15:56:39

I meant yeas of course.blush

I've had ten affirmative replies...

RhondaJean Thu 12-Sep-13 08:11:25

I would say yeses out loud (and my iPad doesn't want to autocorrect it to anything else) but it seems so wrong written down.

Ten people are coming so far!

tigerdriverII Thu 12-Sep-13 08:14:21

There is no plural as "yes" is a noun only if you're an X Factor judge.

WMittens Sat 14-Sep-13 16:18:49

There is no plural as "yes" is a noun only if you're an X Factor judge.

The authorities on the English language disagree with you.

mrspremise Sun 22-Sep-13 10:40:19

responses in the positive/negative

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