Definition of fox written for English Language Learners from the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary with audio pronunciations, usage examples, and count/noncount noun labels.
K ; Lv 4. When can you pluralize uncountable nouns? @David: Wasn’t Bernadette Bosky at Mythcon last year? Ambiguity of nouns phrases in English.
Steers are not regarded as fully grown until the age of 4, when they become known as oxen. English is inconsistent, being drawn from multiple other languages. Though some use datas as a plural, others oppose the word. Does calling something a 'Novelty Act' bring down its image? Garner recalls 'circus' while being married to Affleck, Chief: Ill. officer who shot Black couple in car is fired, Stunning 70-inch TV hits all-time low price on Amazon, PGA golfer on Trump: 'He's like me and Jesus', Stimulus deal signed by Trump before election unlikely, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds celebrate his 1st time voting, Fla. city responds to armed security guards at polls. Interesting is that in Afrikaans, the plural reverted to the form of the old singular: Fox - vos, foxen - vosse; and ox - os, oxen - osse. The others are "children" and "brethren" (though "brothers" is used for biological brothers). Or rather: u > y > i. ....if not, then all we did was just push the question back a few hundred years+ (if Old English, The proto-Germanic word for oxen was ukhson, Etymology of certain words ending in “-en”, Quantity for abbreviations of plural terms, Killer Queen.
What about words like "memory"? The plural for fox is foxes. Fortunately, if you're not a scientist, this probably won't be a concern too often. To subscribe to this RSS feed, copy and paste this URL into your RSS reader. Take plurals, for instance. And then at last another said that he would have EYREN, and then the good wife said that she understood him well.
Note: I know how to pluralize them. You’re right that I didn’t have quite the full frame of reference(s), though I think I picked up on enough of it. If the plural for ox is oxen, than why is the plural for fox not foxen? Roughly speaking, the south, east and west used -en for plurals, and the north used -s. So the question of "why did this way prevail" is tied to historical questions of "which region became dominant". Hacker jargon does sometimes use -en to humorous effect, as in boxen. What are the rules regarding the presence of political supporter groups at polling stations? Favorite Answer. Tolkien, C.S. ), "The American, Chinese, Mexican, and English peoples."
Over the course of centuries, the a "weakened" to an e, giving us oxen. Fox, on the other hand, comes from the Old English fox, which was a strong noun; its Old English plural was foxas, whence we get foxes.
A B; plural of Chaz: Chazes: singular possessive of Fox: Fox's: singular possessive of … Again, you'd probably guess that the plural form of genus would be genuses. Hi, Ardamir. Don’t let me pretend to be an expert on Swedish, hahae, but no, my feeling is that oxar was probably a “normal” Swedish plural form all along, rather than a form later “standardized”. Having just taken a look, I can tell you that the forms oxe, pl.
Thanks for the comment, Jake. Just don't get tripped up with words that sound similar. I’ll mull it over and see whether I can’t come up with some interesting or original ideas to share, but I will say that it’s not really my area of expertise. Has that one been standardized too?I am not actually sure what the plural for modern Swedish lax is - whether it's just lax or laxar. And one of them came into a house and asked for EGGS. What are some tricky plurals we missed? Joking: the plural of box is boxen.
J.R.R. I seem to recall she gave a paper on Charles Williams. 1 decade ago. In house, the Dutch plural is huizen, but in Afrikaans it became huise.
In English, most words ending in x will form their plural by adding -es to the word. Ok, so the people of Poland are called Poles why aren't the people of Holland called Holes?