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Grammar Lesson of the Day: Foreign Plurals

Grammar Lesson of the Day: Foreign PluralsThere are four groups of nouns from Latin and Greek that we’ve borrowed into English directly, using both singular and plural forms.  These aren’t too hard to remember, if we focus on the singular rather than on the plural:Greek neuter singular nouns ending in –on (-ion); plural in –a (-ia):one phenomenon, two phenomena one criterion, two criteriaBut newly coined words with Greek singular forms simply add the usual s for the plural: … [Read more...]