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Singular and Plural

I realize that it has been far too long since this community was last updated, so I guess that I will post about something that has been bugging me lately.

It seems like the people around me just cannot seem to figure out how to properly spell the plural forms of certain nouns.

We should know by now that English is one funky language, so let us take a look at some of those weird plural forms that just do not simply end in "-s."



amoeba || amoebae

analysis || analyses

axis || axes

bacterium || bacteria

cactus || cacti

crisis || crises

criterion || criteria

datum || data

diagnosis || diagnoses

die || dice

fungus || fungi

index || indices

louse || lice

matrix || matrices

medium || media

nucleus || nuclei

phenomenon || phenomena

potato || potatoes

radius || radii

stigma || stigmata

syllabus || syllabi

thesis || theses

tomato || tomatoes

vertex || vertices


If there are any strange or unusual plural forms of nouns that you would like to see on this list, feel free to leave a comment with your suggestion.

Also, you might want to check out this little quiz.

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