version 8 by Emily Short
Also included are
is-are of item
has-have of item
which produce the correct forms as needed.
After we have printed a number to the screen, we may use "numerical is-are" and "numerical has-have" to get the correct inflection; so for instance
say "The [the number of things carried by the player in words] thing[s] in your arms [numerical is-are] heavy.";
will produce is or are as appropriate. A
Plurality also extends the behavior of the default [s] token so that if it is used after a noun rather than after a number, it will correctly inflect the verb to which it is attached, like so:
say "[The item] stab[s] the griffin in the flank."
and adds [es] and [ies], thus:
say "[The viewer] sp[ies] the castle at a distance."
say "You see [the number of flies] fl[ies] buzzing around the trash can."
say "[The inspector group] fax[es] the document to HQ."