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BrettS 10-27-2006 04:01 PM

Good problem to have - what is plural of Mercedes?
 
Until recently I owned only a single Mercedes. Now I own two. With that change I encountered some verbal stumbling when I was trying to refer to my two in the plural. “Mercedeses” just sounded silly, as did “Benzes” (although it seemed a step up from “Mercedeses”). “Mercedi” (long I) sounds kind of cool. “Benzi” (again, long I) sounds like a medicine for something pretty nasty. So I’m still stumbling over this one. What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?
Thanks.
-Brett

riethoven 10-27-2006 04:04 PM

You just say:"I have two Mercedes". Another example would be "I have three Mercedes". I am sure you can take it from here.

What models do you have? Do you do your own work?

MattBelliveau 10-27-2006 04:04 PM

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What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?
...Mercedes Benz, but benzo's might work out alright.

Johnhef 10-27-2006 04:08 PM

anything with a s after it gets an apostrophe.

Mercedes'

ProV1 10-27-2006 04:10 PM

i say benzes

gmercoleza 10-27-2006 04:11 PM

The apostrophe is used only for contractions and possessives, never to denote a plural.

riethoven 10-27-2006 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gmercoleza (Post 1315051)
The apostrophe is used only for contractions and possessives, never to denote a plural.

As Ed McMahon would say: "You sir are correct". I guess the true plural would be Mercedes Benzes. I have three Mercedes Benzes.

DieselJim 10-27-2006 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ProV1 (Post 1315049)
i say benzes

I agree with the man from Ann Arbor. But that will not be the case on Nov. 18!

manny 10-27-2006 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by BrettS (Post 1315034)
What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?
-Brett

Multiple Money Pits ?:D

Tomguy 10-27-2006 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by BrettS (Post 1315034)
What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?

Mehr als ein Mercedes.

:D

PaulC 10-27-2006 09:38 PM

Maybach.

waybomb 10-27-2006 09:48 PM

Benzez.

Taken from an authority on multiple Benzez.

John Doe 10-27-2006 10:14 PM

Mercedai.

Hatterasguy 10-27-2006 11:17 PM

You get used to it. Currantly I'm up to two. I think once I get out of school and a little money (and space!) my fleet may level out at three or so... they kind of collect.:D

Since66 10-27-2006 11:47 PM

Benzes is what all the older heads I know call them. Actually, it makes sense, as Mercedes was originally a specific model of the Benz.


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