Governing the usage of the possessive -s and the plural form are quite clear cut and logical noun plurals the most common way to thesis (singular) becomes theses (plural) count nouns that end in -f pluralize by the doctor's stethoscope - the stethoscope of the doctor- correct three days' grace- the grace of three. Etymology borrowing from latin thesis, from ancient greek θέσις (thésis, “a proposition, a statement, a thing laid down, thesis in rhetoric, thesis in prosody”) pronunciation ipa: /ˈθiːsɪs/ noun thesis f (plural theses or thesissen, diminutive thesisje n ) thesis synonyms dissertatie proefschrift. Irregular plural nouns are nouns that do not become plural by adding -s or -es, as most nouns in the english language do you're for example, the plural form of man is men, not mans the plural singular (-is), plural (-es) axis, axes (this is also the plural of ax and axe) analysis, analyses crisis, crises thesis, theses. Especially for esl learners, the plural forms of many english nouns can be tricky this entry gives tips on plural nouns in english. Nounplural theses 1a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved 'his central thesis is that psychological life is not part of the material world' more example sentences 'the central thesis boils down to: if humans find it complex, it must be designed by something more intelligent than. This rule does not apply to proper nouns • more than one kennedy = kennedys more than one witch = witches • more than one box = boxes • more than one jones = joneses graduate writing lab yale center for teaching and learning plural noun forms more than one thesis = theses • more than one criterion.
It would seem to be connected with whether you are starting with the standard american spelling or an alternative british spelling but whatever you do, don't pronounce premises as premis-eez the 'eez'-sounding plural is only for words of greek origin (thesis, oasis, etc) not for words from latin roots. The plural form of most nouns is formed by adding s to the end of the word there are twelve boys and phenomenon, phenomena and thesis, theses from greek alumnus, alumni and alumna ,alumnae from latin tableau when a proper name ends in s the plural is formed by adding es the three jacks joined the three. Thesis definition, a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections: he vigorously defended his thesis on the causes of war see more. The plural of synopsis is synopses it forms its plural so peculiarly because it comes from a greek root origin and etymology of thesis middle english, lowering of the voice, from late latin & greek late latin, from greek, downbeat, more important part of a foot, literally, act of laying down in other senses, latin, from.
As you have learnt in earlier quizzes, there are some conventions which can be followed in english and forming plurals too follows conventions apart from the most common convention of adding s to a word to form its plural there are others that merit attention: some words ending in x or s become plural by adding es at. In a thesis is it better to use impersonal form (eg in the following a new algorithm is present) or 1st person plural (eg in the following we present a new algorithm) is it correct to use sometimes impersonal and sometimes 1st person form thank you brunello, aug 2, 2007. A final thesis is the biggest challenge involved in getting a master's degree, and the same is true for students studying for a phd (a phd thesis is often called a dissertation) but a thesis may also be an idea so in the course of the paper the student may put forth several theses (notice the plural form) and attempt to prove.
Forming greek- and latin-derived nouns scientific and technical communicators frequently use nouns derived from greek and latin the plural forms of these nouns often differ from simple english plurals, which are formed by adding s or es to a singular noun although a number of greek- and latin-derived nouns now. Thesis paralysis basis, analyses crises theses paralyses bases noun ending in us (usually from latin), change us to i, cactus syllabus fungus stimulus, cacti syllabi fungi stimuli noun ending in um, change um to a, bacterium medium, bacteria media plural noun having no singular forms, no change, news scissors pajamas. Regular nouns most singular nouns form the plural by adding -s.
Thesis /theesiss/ • noun (pl theses /theeseez/) 1 a statement or theory put forward to be maintained or proved 2 a long essay or dissertation involving personal research, written as part of a university degree — origin greek, 'placing, a proposition' austin charles- unis 31st december 2008 anonymous. Here's a guide to plural forms for latin words, identifying, for more than a hundred nouns of latin origin and a few similarly constructed terms from other languages, which ending antenna: antennas or antennae (only antennae is correct for the sensory organs on animals antennas in more common in other contexts.
We help you figure out plural possessives and show examples of proper usage in the case of a noun where both forms end in an s, it may be necessary to reword the sentence to avoid ambiguity and to clarify whether you are referring to a singular or plural noun: the status of the two species was changed to. More than one tree = trees more than one book = books more than one shirt = shirts the word analysis is a bit different the plural form of analysis is analyses singular = analysis plural = analyses to make analysis plural, you change the letter “i” into an “e” this then signals a change in pronunciation, see below.