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Weird plurals: Latin and Greek origins, irregular plural noun forms [infographic]Buy this poster Mouse to mice, goose to geese and child to children: an explanation and infographic will help to weed through English’s irregular plurals. <a href=" src= alt="Grammar.net" /></a> [Infographic provided by <a href=" Download high resolution poster here. What are Irregular Plurals? English grammar generally pluralizes a word by tacking -s or -es onto the end of it, but there are plenty of words that buck this; some noun plurals look extremely different from the singular. Latin and Greek Origins Irregular plurals of noun difficulties can be partly blamed on English’s habit of importing from other languages. Phenomenon, phenomena Focus, foci Bacterium, bacteria Cactus, cacti Fungus, fungi Medium, media Stimulus, stimuli Larva, larvae Nucleus, nuclei Hippopotamus, hippopotami Vertebra, vertebrae Alga, algae Radius, radii -ies Family, families -Ves
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