Make Your Editor Cry: Dye (Awkward Plural)
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The plural of dye is dyes.
dye: a soluble or insoluble coloring matter
The singular of dye is dye. The plural of dye is dyes. The word dies is a completely different thing. The noun dye conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
The majority of natural dyes are from plant sources.
Both dyes and pigments are colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.