Make Your Editor Cry: Boar (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of boar is boar or less commonly boars.
boar: the male of any of several mammals (such as swine, guinea pig, or bear)
The singular of boar is boar. The plural of boar is correctly also boar or less commonly and less correctly boars. My take is if you are using the plural in the narrative, use the most correct plural which is boar, and if you have a character who speaks in the vernacular, he or she may use boars.
He saw a boar in the woods.
He saw several boar in the woods.
I saw a bunch of boars in the woods.
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