Foreign Plurals



Foreign Plurals :



These are some Plurals which have been borrowed directly from foreign nouns.

Singulars and Plurals of Latin Origin

Singular…..Plural

1. Addendum…..addenda
2. Agendum…..agenda
3. Alumnus…..alumni
4. Apparatus…..apparatus
5. Appendix…..appendices
6. Appendix…..appendixes
7. Axis…..axes
8. Datum…..data
9. Dictum …..Dicta
10. Erratum…..errata
11. Focus…..foci
12. Focus…..focuses
13. Formula…..formulae
14. Formula…..formulas
15. Fungus…..fungi
16. Genius…..genii
17. Genius…..geniuses
18. Index…..indexes
19. Index…..indices
20. Medium…..media
21. Memorandum…..memoranda
22. Radius…..radii
23. Series…..series
24. Species…..species
25. Stratum…..strata
26. Stratum…..stratums
27. Terminus…..termini
28. Terminus…..terminuses

Note : Agendum is not used in English. Agenda, though a Latin Plural, is treated as a Singular in English. We ask….

What is the agenda?
The Secretary draws up an agenda for a meeting.

Singulars and Plurals of Greek Origin

Singular…..Plural

1. Analysis…..analyses
2. Basis…..bases
3. Crisis…..crises
4. Criterion…..criteria
5. Hypothesis…..hypotheses
6. Oasis…..oases
7. Parenthesis…..parentheses
8. Phenomenon…..phenomena
9. Thesis…..theses

Singulars and Plurals of Italian Origin

Singular…..Plural

1. Bandit…..banditti
2. Bandit…..bandits

Singulars and Plurals of French Origin

Singular…..Plural

1. Beau…..beaus
2. Beau…..beaux
3. Bureau…..bureaux
4. Madame…..Mesdames
5. Monsieur…..messieurs

Singulars and Plurals of Hebrew Origin

Singular…..Plural

1. Cherub…..cherubim
2. Cherub…..cherubs
3. Seraph…..seraphim
4. Seraph…..seraphs

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  1. Double Plurals
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  3. Singulars and Plurals of Latin Origin
  4. Singulars and Plurals of Greek Origin
  5. Singulars and Plurals of Italian Origin
  6. Singulars and Plurals of French Origin
  7. Singulars and Plurals of Hebrew Origin
  8. Singular but Plural
  9. Singular and Plural with Same Forms
  10. Two Forms of Plural
  11. Plurals with Two Meanings
  12. Plural Nouns


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