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Dear Ted,

What is the plural form of the word “itself”?
I need to re-write the following sentence but using “motors” and the plural form of “itself”:
“I do not have access to the motor itself.”

Thank you,
Leonardo

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Dear Leonardo:

What is the plural form of the word “itself”?
I need to re-write the following sentence but using “motors” and the plural form of “itself”:
“I do not have access to the motor itself.”

*** The plural form of "itself" is "themselves."  I do not have access to the MOTORS THEMSELVES."

Ted

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