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Old 10-27-2006, 04:01 PM
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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?
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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?
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Old 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.
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:08 PM
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anything with a s after it gets an apostrophe.

Mercedes'
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i say benzes
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The apostrophe is used only for contractions and possessives, never to denote a plural.
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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.
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i say benzes
I agree with the man from Ann Arbor. But that will not be the case on Nov. 18!
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What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?
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What is the plural of Mercedes Benz?
Mehr als ein Mercedes.

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Benzez.

Taken from an authority on multiple Benzez.
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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.
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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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