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Per Should we prefer plural in tags?, for consistency with EL&U and other StackExchange sites, I believe the consensus was to use plural tag names for countables. In practice, we have something of a mishmash of singular and plural forms, particularly for terminology related to punctuation, sentence components, word forms, and parts of speech. In fact, we have both (21 questions) and (6).

I propose we make the canonical tag, and that we pluralize the following:

For the others, I ask only that we choose a consistently singular or plural form.

Parts of speech

Currently singular

Currently plural

Verb forms

Currently singular

Currently plural

Phrases and clauses

Currently singular

Currently plural

Punctuation marks

Currently singular

Currently plural

Other

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  • Isn't "the" the only definite article in English? I'd say that one should remain singular while the 'indefinite-article' tag gets pluralized. – miltonaut Dec 15 '14 at 12:35
  • There's also only one indefinite article. And yet, you can have multiple definite articles or indefinite articles in a given sentence, so the plural makes sense. – snailplane Dec 16 '14 at 21:51

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