Quiz: How Many of These Plurals Can You Get Right? Let's See!

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Nouns are usually easy to convert to their plural forms - all it takes is the addition of an ‘s’ or an ‘es.’ But these nouns are a little different! It takes more than just an ‘s’ to make it past this quiz! Do you know these plurals? Let's find out...

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1. What is more than one child called?

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  1. Childres
  2. Children
  3. Childs
  4. Childes
The word child is one of a few words where more than two letters are added to make it plural. It becomes children.
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2. Which option below is the plural form of the word “woman”?

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  1. Womens
  2. Women
  3. Womaness
  4. Womans
When the word woman becomes plural, the ‘a’ is the only letter that changes. It becomes an ‘e,’ making the word, women.
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3. How would you say more than one life?

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  1. Lifess
  2. Live
  3. Lifes
  4. Lives
Life is one of those words, when pluralized, has to drop its ‘fe’. A ‘v’ is then added, followed by an ‘es.’ The end result is lives.
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4. There’s one leaf and then many…?

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  1. Leafes
  2. Leavs
  3. Leafs
  4. Leaves
The plural form of leaf is leaves. The ‘f’ is dropped and replaced with a ‘v,’ and an ‘es’ is added at the end.
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5. How would you say more than one baby?

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  1. Babyes
  2. Bebes
  3. Babys
  4. Babies
When baby becomes plural, the ‘y’ at the end is dropped and in its place goes ‘ies.’ Baby becomes babies.
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6. What word is used to refer to more than one cactus?

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  1. Cactis
  2. Cactus
  3. Cactuses
  4. Cacti
Where cactus is concerned, the last two letters, the ‘us,’ are dropped and replaced with an ‘i,’ making the word cacti.
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7. More than one mouse is…?

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  1. Mouses
  2. Mousse
  3. Mices
  4. Mice
Mouse does not change in the same way that house does when it becomes plural. The word is not mouses. Instead, it becomes mice.
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8. Which of the following words is the plural of “goose”?

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  1. Gooses
  2. Geese
  3. Geeses
  4. Geoses
The word goose if one of a few whose double letters change when it has to become plural. The double ‘o’ becomes a double ‘e.’
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9. What is the plural form of “loaf”?

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  1. Loavs
  2. Loaves
  3. Loafes
  4. Laofs
The plural form of loaf is loaves. The ‘f’ is changed into a ‘v’ and an ‘es’ is added at the end.
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10. If there was more than one ox, which word would be used?

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  1. Oxs
  2. Oxes
  3. Oxen
  4. Oxe
The plural of ox is oxen. Unlike most words, ox doubles in size when it becomes plural; an ‘en’ is added at the end.
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11. There’s one lone wolf then a pack of …..?

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  1. Wolfes
  2. Wolfs
  3. Wolvs
  4. Wolves
Wolf is also one of those words where the ‘f’ at the end is dropped and changed to a ‘v’. It is then followed by an ‘es,’ to give you wolves.
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12. How does one say more than one bison?

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  1. Bisones
  2. Busons
  3. Bisoness
  4. Bison
The word bison, like a few other words in the English language, undergoes no change when becoming plural. You can have one bison or five bison.
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13. How would you say more than one sheep?

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  1. Shoops
  2. Sheep
  3. Sheeps
  4. Sheepes
It was quite difficult to understand, as children, that the word sheep was both singular and plural. The word is not sheeps, but sheep.
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14. What’s the correct way to say the plural form of “cherry”?

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  1. Cherries
  2. Cherrsy
  3. Cheriys
  4. Cherrys
When cherry becomes plural, the ‘y’ at the end is dropped and replaced by the letters ‘ies.’
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15. How would one say more than one foot?

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  1. Feet
  2. Foots
  3. Feets
  4. Footes
The plural of foot is feet. Like a few other words in the English language, the double ‘e’ is removed and replaced by a double ‘o.’
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16. What’s the plural form of the word “offspring”?

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  1. Lilons
  2. Offspring
  3. Offspringies
  4. Offspringes
The word offspring remains the same. It is considered to be a mass noun, which means it has no plural form but can be used to refer to more than one item.
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17. What’s the correct way to spell the plural form of “thief”?

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  1. Thieves
  2. Thievs
  3. Thiefes
  4. Thiefs
When ‘thief’ is pluralized, it becomes thieves. It follows the same rules as the words leaf and wolf- the ‘f’ is dropped and a ‘ves’ is added.
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18. How would you change the singular word “shelf” to its plural form?

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  1. Shelvs
  2. Shelfes
  3. Shelves
  4. Shelfs
The plural form of ‘shelf’ is shelves. The ‘f’ at the end becomes a ‘ves.’
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19. What’s the correct plural form of “clothes”?

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  1. Clothers
  2. Clothes
  3. Clothe
  4. Clothies
Clothes is truly one of the weirdest words in the dictionary. One shirt, which is singular, is considered to be clothes. An entire closet of clothing, is also clothes. All this is to say that no changes need to be made for the word to become plural.
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20. How is the plural form of “scissors” spelled?

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  1. Scissorx
  2. Scissors
  3. Scissor
  4. Scissores
Scissors is one of those fun words that seems to confuse people. And that’s because scissors has no singular form; it is called a plurale tantum - a word that only has a plural form.
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21. What’s the plural word for “louse”?

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  1. Lice
  2. Louses
  3. Louse
  4. Lices
The word louse undergoes quite the transformation on its journey to become plural. Everything but the first and last letters are removed and in its place goes ‘ic.’
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22. How would you say more than one tomato?

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  1. Tomates
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Tomaties
  4. Tomats
Tomato follows the same rules as the words potato and hero when becoming plural. It needs an ‘es’ at the end.
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23. What is more than one moose called?

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  1. Mooses
  2. Moose
  3. Mice
  4. Meese
The word moose, like a select few others, do not change at all when becoming plural. Mooses, meese, and mice are all incorrect.
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24. In a herd of buffalo, you're sure to spot lots of:

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  1. Buffaloos
  2. Buffal
  3. Buffalo
  4. Buffalloes
When buffalo is pluralized, the word remains the same. It is correct to say one buffalo and it is also correct to say two buffalo. Some do argue that it is also safe to say ‘buffalos’ and ‘buffaloes.’
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25. How is the plural form of “tooth” spelled?

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  1. Toothes
  2. Teethes
  3. Tooths
  4. Teeth
When most words are converted to their plural form, the last letters are usually affected. In the case of the word tooth, the double ‘o’ becomes a double ‘e.’
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26. How would you say more than one “hero”?

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  1. Heroos
  2. Heroes
  3. Heores
  4. Hers
Hero is one of those words, when pluralized, that needs an ‘es’ at the end. No letters are dropped or changed in this case.
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27. There’s one wife and then two…?

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  1. Wivers
  2. Wifes
  3. Wifieys
  4. Wives
In the case of the word ‘wife,’ two letters are dropped. The ‘fe’ at the end are placed with a ‘v,’ then an ‘es’ are added.
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28. How would you change the word “mango” to its plural form?

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  1. Mangors
  2. Mangoes
  3. Mangoos
  4. Mangies
Mango isn’t the typical word where you add an ‘s’ at the end and then everything is all good. It needs an ‘es’ to become plural.
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29. There’s one species, but two…?

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  1. Specieses
  2. Species
  3. Specys
  4. Spices
The word species is one of the rare words in the English language where absolutely nothing has to be done for it to become plural.
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30. What’s the plural form of the word “fungus”?

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  1. Fungruses
  2. Funguess
  3. Fungies
  4. Fungi
The plural of fungus is fungi. The ‘us’ at the end of the word becomes an ‘i.’
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31. What’s the plural form of the word “city”?

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  1. Citees
  2. Cites
  3. Cities
  4. Citys
The plural of city is cities. For words like city, the ‘y’ is dropped and an ‘ies’ are added in its place.
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32. Which plural form of the word “potato” is correct?

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  1. Potatoess
  2. Potats
  3. Potaties
  4. Potatoes
Usually, words that end with ‘o’ just need an ‘s’ at the end to become plural. Words like potato need an ‘es.’
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33. What’s the correct way to say more than one elf?

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  1. Elfes
  2. Elves
  3. Elfies
  4. Elvs
The plural form of elf is elves. It follows the same rules as the words wolf, shelf and loaf; the ‘f’ at the end is dropped and replaced with a ‘ves.’
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34. There’s one knife, then many…?

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  1. Knifes
  2. Knifs
  3. Knives
  4. Knive
When knife is plural, it becomes knives. It’s similar to life and wife in that the ‘fe’ are dropped and a ‘ves’ is added.
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35. Which word is used to refer to more than one man?

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  1. Mens
  2. Mans
  3. Men
  4. Manes
Usually, when words become plural, it’s the letter at the end that are affected. In the case of the word ‘man’, the middle letter, ‘a,’ becomes an ‘e.’
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36. Which plural form of the word “millennium” is correct?

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  1. Millennia
  2. Millennias
  3. Milleenumo
  4. Millennianias
To make a word like millennium plural, the ‘um’ at the end must be dropped. In its place should be an ‘a,’ making millennium, millennia.
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37. What’s more than one deer called?

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  1. Deers
  2. Deeres
  3. Deerrs
  4. Deer
If you’ve ever heard anyone saying the word ‘deers,’ then they’re wrong. Deer is both singular and plural.
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38. Which of the options is the plural form of “swine”?

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  1. Swinees
  2. Swines
  3. Swine
  4. Swins
One might argue that swine has no plural word, and in a sense, that is true. It’s because swine acts as both the singular and plural form of the word.
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39. “Barracks” is singular. What’s its plural form?

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  1. Barrack
  2. Barrackes
  3. Barracks
  4. Barrax
Barracks is one of those funny words. The word, despite having an ‘s’ at the end, is actually singular. When changing it to its plural form, nothing needs to be done.
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40. What’s the plural form of “goggles”?

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  1. Goggles
  2. Goggle
  3. Gogglees
  4. Gogglez
Goggles is one of the few words in the English language that represents both the singular and plural forms. There is no change when speaking about one or many of this item.
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41. If you took another quiz after this, then you’d have done two…?

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  1. Quizzes
  2. Quizzies
  3. Quiz
  4. Quaz
Words like quiz aren’t very common. Instead of taking away a letter or changing a few, a whopping three letters are added to the word. It becomes ‘quizzes.’
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42. How does one make the word “glasses” plural?

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  1. Glasses
  2. Glassees
  3. Glasees
  4. Glasseses
Glasses, like googles, is a word that stumps people. The plural form is the same as the singular. It also helps to use the words ‘pair of’ or ‘pairs of’ before the word.
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43. How would the word “hoof” be converted to its plural form?

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  1. Hoofs
  2. Hooves
  3. Hoofes
  4. Hoov
Hooves is the pluralized form of hoof. The last letter is dropped and a ‘ves’ is added
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44. How would you say more than one “die”?

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  1. Dies
  2. Dices
  3. Deuce
  4. Dice
The word die is unique, in that when it becomes plural, a letter is added, but not at the end. The ‘c,’ which makes the word plural, is added before the e.
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45. What’s the correct plural form of “aircraft”?

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  1. Aircraft
  2. Aircraftos
  3. Aircraftees
  4. Aircraftes
Most people believe that the plural of aircraft is aircrafts, but that is incorrect. The word undergoes no change when becoming plural.
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46. What’s the plural form of the word “salmon”?

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  1. Salmon
  2. Salmones
  3. Salmens
  4. Salmons
Like aircraft, the word salmon requires no change whatsoever, when becoming plural; one word represents the singular and plural forms.
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47. How would you say more than one torpedo?

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  1. Torpedose
  2. Torpedoes
  3. Torpedo
  4. Torpedosse
Torpedo is in the same class as the words hero, potato and tomato. To become plural, an ‘es’ must be added at the end.
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48. If you receive a “syllabus” for each class, your backpack is full of:

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  1. Syllabi
  2. Syllaba
  3. Syllabussas
  4. Syllabusi
Syllabus is a Greek/Latin word and therefore undergoes quite a strange process when becoming plural. The ‘us’ at the end are dropped and becomes an ‘i.’
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49. If you're lucky enough to have more than one "brother-in-law," you have at least 2:

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  1. Brothers-in-Laws
  2. Brothers-in-Law
  3. Brother-ins-Law
  4. Brothers-ins-Laws
Don't let the compound fool you! The only thing you pluralize is brother_s_. That makes the plural: brothers-in-law.
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50. One "low-life" is bad, two _______ are worse.

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  1. Lows-Life
  2. Lows-Lifes
  3. Low-Lifes
  4. Low-Lies
To form the plural of "low-life," simply add an 's' to the word "life," creating the word "low-lifes."
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51. Which word is more than one appendix?

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  1. Appendicsis
  2. Appendixxes
  3. Appendichess
  4. Appendices
Because appendix ends with an ‘ix’, those two letters need to be dropped and replaced with ‘ices,’ when the word becomes plural.
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52. One "half" is incomplete. Two _______ make a whole.

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  1. Halve
  2. Half
  3. Halfs
  4. Halves
As with other words with an "f" near its end, the plural of "half" becomes "halves."
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53. It's rare for one "bacterium" to exist on its own. It almost only exists with other:

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  1. Bacterias
  2. Bacteriumes
  3. Bacteriums
  4. Bacteria
Formally, "bacteria" is the plural of one bacterium. However, in popular speech, "bacteria" acts as both the word's singular and plural forms.
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54. Coffee is a good "stimulus," but often we need more than one such _______ to get up in the morning.

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  1. Stimulus
  2. Stimulis
  3. Stimuli
  4. Stimuleses
To make the plural of "stimulus," drop the "us" and add an "i." If that doesn't stimulate your brain, we don't know what will.
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55. If you have more than one "crisis" on your hands, you're dealing with:

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  1. Crisi
  2. Crisa
  3. Crisisses
  4. Crises
You do not add an 'es' to the end of "crisis," as you would a regular noun. Instead, a person dealing with more than one crisis has a lot of "crises" on her plate.
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56. The lonely "alumnus" was looking for his fellow:

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  1. Alumnuses
  2. Alum
  3. Alumnes
  4. Alumni
Alumnus is, quite possibly, best recognized in its plural form "alumni." It's rare, for example, to have only one person graduate from a college.
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57. The poor student wrote not only one, but TWO _____ for his master's degree.

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  1. Thesii
  2. Theses
  3. Thesa
  4. Thesiss
The plural of 'thesis' follows ancient Greek grammatical rules and becomes "theses."
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58. One "bison" does not exist in solitude, it roams with many other:

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  1. Bisones
  2. Bisoni
  3. Bisons
  4. Bison
Like "sheep," "bison" is the same in singular and plural: 1 bison, 2 bison, 3 bison, etc.
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59. Think of "thesis": One "hypothesis," two...

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  1. Hypothesises
  2. Hypotheses
  3. Hypothesis
  4. Hypotheseas
Derived from Greek, the plural of hypothesis is none other than "hypotheses."
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60. The earth has one "axis," but a graph has two _______.

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  1. Axa
  2. Axiss
  3. Ax
  4. Axes
The plural form of "axis" is derived from Greek, and becomes "axes." Axes also happens to be the plural of 'ax,' the weapon.
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61. Not many of us have more than one "self," but if we did, we'd have several:

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  1. Selves
  2. Selfs
  3. Self
  4. Selve
Self is pluralized like "life." Drop the "fe," add a "ves." The end result is "selves."
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62. The plural for "codex," an ancient manuscript, is:

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  1. Coodex
  2. Codee
  3. Cods
  4. Codices
This one's tricky! "Codex" drops the "ex" in favor of an "ices" to assume its plural form. Good thing we don't use it all that often!
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63. It rarely takes one "datum" to solve a problem, instead you need a lot of:

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  1. Datum
  2. Dati
  3. Data
  4. Datums
"Data," datum's plural, is a series of measurements or results. While the word "data" may be familiar to us, "datum" does not exactly roll of our tongues. That's because today we prefer to refer to one "datum" as a "data point."
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64. Borrowed directly from Italian, the plural of "graffito" is:

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  1. Graffitos
  2. Graffites
  3. Graffito
  4. Graffiti
Undoubtedly more popular in its plural form, "graffiti" (plural) can technically be called "graffito" if you are only talking about one, singular, unauthorized marking.
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65. "Series," in its plural form becomes:

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  1. Serieses
  2. Series
  3. Seria
  4. Serives
The singular and plural forms of "series" are spelled exactly the same: "series." You'll only distinguish between the two based on context.
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66. There’s one "oasis," but two…?

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  1. Oasees
  2. Osaseis
  3. Oasys
  4. Oases
Lots of words, like oasis, which end with ‘is’ undergo a little change that has nothing to do with their final letter. The ‘i’ before the final ‘s’ becomes an ‘e.’
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67. When one "diagnosis" isn't enough, look for at least two:

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  1. Diagnosi
  2. Diagnoses
  3. Diagnosises
  4. Diagnosum
Like so many other words with Greek roots, "diagnosis" becomes "diagnoses" when you are talking about more than one. We just hope they aren't conflicting!
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68. You don't often need the plural of "minutia," but it's:

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  1. Minutii
  2. Minis
  3. Minutiam
  4. Minutiae
"Minutiae," minutia's plural, comes directly from Latin. It means "small or trivial details."
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69. One "synopsis," many:

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  1. Synopseses
  2. Synopsa
  3. Synopticon
  4. Synopses
To make the plural of "synopsis," all you've got to do is replace that last "i" with an "e." Voila, one "synopsis," many "synopses."
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70. The little-used plural of "basis" is:

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  1. Basies
  2. Bases
  3. Basises
  4. Basi
You'll have to rely on context to distinguish "bases" (like in the baseball game) from "bases" (as in the foundations of something).
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