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royal plural Line breaks: royal plural

Definition of royal plural in English:


Another term for royal ‘we’.
Example sentences
  • They are undoubtedly a double-act - while Elspeth has denied persuading Collinwood to stand as leader, she does unconsciously drop into the royal plural when discussing his prospects.
  • Anyone who is trained in linguistics will tell you that in both Hebrew and Arabic, there is no such thing as a royal plural.
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