Plural of Blood
The Quick AnswerThe plural of blood is blood. Blood is a non-countable noun. It has no plural.
The term bloods is often used in the medical profession to shorten blood test samples or blood works.
The Plural of BloodThe plural of blood is blood.
- A lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into this career of mine. (Kevin Hart)
- Athletics is in my blood. (Haile Gebrselassie)
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The Standard Rules for Forming the PluralsThe table below shows the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
|Type||Example of Type||Forming the Plural||Plural|
|Most Nouns|| lamp
|add s|| lamps
|Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z|| bus
|add es|| buses
|Nouns ending [consonant] o|| hero
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
|Nouns ending [vowel] o|| patio
|add s|| patios
|Nouns ending [consonant] y|| story
|change the y to an i and add es|| stories
|Nouns ending [vowel] y|| storey ()
|add s|| storeys
|Nouns ending f or fe|| dwarf
|ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
hooves or hoofs
|some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change||
|More exceptions|| blood
|some nouns do not change at all|| blood
Why Is There Confusion over the Plural of Blood?Confusion arises because of the term bloods, which is used among medical professionals. Bloods is actually a contraction for the terms blood works or blood samples.
Of note, The Bloods (from the slang term blood meaning brother) is the name of a street gang in Los Angeles.