EDUCATION

By: Annette

5 Min Quiz

# When you have more than one alumnus, you have ______.

When you have more than one alumnus, you have alumni. Also, when you have multiple cactus, you have cacti.

# One axis comes together with another axis to be _______.

Two axis make multiple axes. There are multiple axes in a geometric shape.

# To have more than one appendix in a book is to have ______.

When there is more than one appendix in a book, there are appendices. But gosh, isn't one appendix enough?

# Not only did she have one beau, she had many amorous ______.

To have one beau is plenty for most ladies. But sometimes several beaux are even better.

# There was a host of bacteria, made of many individual _______.

Bacteria is actually a tricky plural! The singular version would be bacterium.

# After having one child, he decided that he wanted several ______.

He had one child that he loved dearly. That made him want several children.

# One criterion can become several _______.

One criterion can become several criteria. Did you realize that criteria was a plural word?

# One deer joined the gang of other ______.

One deer joined the gang of other deer. This is an example of a singular that is the same as the plural.

# Not only did she have one foot, but she also had two ______.

She was lucky enough to not only have one foot, but also two feet. Sometimes it's the little things that are most profound.

# The bug was blessed with two ______.

There are two options for the word "antenna." You can either say antennae or antennas.

It's terrible when a kid gets lice. But it's much easier when a kid only has one louse.

# Speaking of louse, it's worse to have mice than one _______.

Just as lice are made of many louse, so mice are made of many mouse. We went all Doctor Seuss on that one, y'all.

# His camera had more than one focus, which made up many ______.

Focus has two options when it comes to tricky plurals. There are foci and there are focuses.

# One cell has a nucleus, and several cells have _______.

One cell has a nucleus, and several cells have nuclei. This is similar to radius and radii.

# The sick man needed more than one analysis. He needed several _______.

To have one analysis seems plenty. But some folks need several analyses to figure out what's going on.

# She stayed on a temporary basis. But the group stayed on temporary _______.

One person will stay on a temporary basis. But several people will stay on temporary bases.

# The book had more than one index, which are called _______.

There are two options for the word "index." You can have either indices or indexes. Some folks even think you can have indeces!

# The painting featured several _______.

Here is another word that has two plural forms. Tableau can be many tableaux or tableaus.

# More than one ox make up ______.

More than one ox makes up oxen. Just as more than one woman makes up women.

# She had to design several ______ for the school.

She had to design several curricula for the school. That would be the plural of curriculum.

# She didn't have much data, but rather, one ______.

Did you know that there was a singular version of "data"? That would be datum, of course.

# One lonely fish wanted to join a school of _______.

One lonely fish wanted to join a school of fish. Many singular fish make up more fish.

# He didn't have the means to support himself, because he needed more ______.

He didn't have the means to support himself, because he needed more means. One means leads to several means.

# One goose joined the other ______.

One goose joined the other geese. That would be a gaggle of geese!

# The formula was broken down into several ______.

One formula can be broken into several formulae or formulas. Everyone has an opinion on this one.

# One nebula can turn into several _______.

One nebula can turn into several nebulae. Can they be nebulas as well? Yup.

# It would be odd for a person to be born with several _______.

It would be odd for a person to be born with several vertebrae. That would be the plural for vertebra.

# One aqua vita can turn into many aqua ______.

One aqua vita can turn into several aqua vitae. Put plainly, aqua vita is a Latin kind of booze.

# The fungus grew into several _______.

Here we have another singular that has many plurals. More than one fungus become fungi or funguses.

# She was so sensitive that a singular stimulus was too many ________.

She was so sensitive that a singular stimulus was too many stimuli. Don't even get her started on stimuluses (not a word).

# One crisis led to several _______.

One crisis led to several crises. Thank goodness there are no such things as crisises.

# One oasis in the desert is good, but many ______ in the desert is better.

One oasis in the desert is good, but several oases in the desert is better. You can't ever have too many oases.

# "The Matrix" was a great movie, but the _______ trilogy combined were the best.

One "Matrix" movie on its own is great. But the more Matrices or Matrixes the better.

# The government is made up of several ______.

There is the bureau of investigation. Then there are the bureaus and bureaux of all other sorts of things.

# The strange animal was not of one genus, but of several ______.

The strange animal was not of one genus, but several genera. (Not sure that that is even possible.)