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Punctuation, Words

Note 87 – A test on plurals


A work colleague asked me what the plural of matrix was today so I guessed matrices, looked it up and I was right.  This gave me an idea for today’s blog. Please find below some singular words – see if you can guess what their plurals are.  The answers are at the end of the blog:

  1. Appendix
  2. Journey
  3. Tomato
  4. Wife
  5. Child
  6. Bacterium
  7. Criterion
  8. Fugus
  9. Cactus
  10. Index
  11. Goose
  12. Potato

That’s all for today.  As always, I am happy to take requests on the subject of grammar/punctuation/writing tips or similar.  

Until tomorrow…

Sandra

This blog: https://mywritingnotebook.wordpress.com

My other blog: http://sandramadeira.wordpress.com

My website: www.tipsandluxuries.com (includes the introduction to my book)

Twitter: @madeirasandra and @tipsandluxuries

Reference list:

Answers (the first word is the singular and the second word is the plural)

  1. Appendix – Appendices
  2. Journey – Journeys
  3. Tomato – Tomatoes
  4. Wife – Wives
  5. Child – Children
  6. Bacterium – Bacteria
  7. Criterion – Criteria
  8. Fugus – Fungi
  9. Cactus – Cacti (or cactuses can be used)
  10. Index – Indices (or indexes can be used)
  11. Goose – Geese
  12. Potato – Potatoes
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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Please let me know what you think of my blog - constructive comments welcome. Have a great day Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

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