Can plural form of words be used in the scrabble? For example, table, obviously can. But can I extend it to the "tables" for example?

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    – James
    Mar 9, 2017 at 14:42
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    – Xetrov
    Mar 9, 2017 at 16:05
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    Mar 15, 2017 at 21:23

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Any word that is found in a standard English dictionary can be used in the game of Scrabble. There are also Official Scrabble Dictionaries that can be purchased for more word options. (Rules source)

Any word found in a standard English dictionary is allowed, which includes plural words.

You can look up a word to see if it is legal here, and searching "tables" shows it is legal.

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    As I remember it you can't add an "s" to pluralise an existing word as the only thing you do on your go. But a quick bit of googling reveals nothing, so maybe that was a house rule.
    – AndyT
    Mar 9, 2017 at 10:51
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    @AndyT Yeah it could have been. As I remember playing Scrabble, it was a common move to do nothing but add an "s" to an existing word.
    – GendoIkari
    Mar 9, 2017 at 14:02
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    @AndyT That's not actually in the official rules of scrabble but it is a popular (and in my opinion, good) house rule.
    – A Simmons
    Apr 6, 2017 at 16:54

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