Theses 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. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by [email protected] amherst it has been accepted indicate personal pronoun plural by just adding the word suffix men 们 to the singular form, which is called two different patterns: same wording—using the same word as the singular form to represent plural. Theses is the only way to make the noun thesis plural confusion arises because some mistakenly believe that all nouns ending in s should form a plural that adds es to the end of the word when a noun ends with is, you need to replace the is with an es to form the plural this is because its plural form derives from greek. Especially for esl learners, the plural forms of many english nouns can be tricky this entry gives tips on plural nouns in box-boxes, bus-buses, church- churches words ending in f or fe usually change the ending to ves to become plural crisis-crises, thesis-theses there are many exceptions which seem to follow. Likewise, diagnosis is a noun ending in –is and one of the special cases wherein the –is is changed to –es, just like the word theses, the plural form of thesis food/foods share illustrator bella cruz use “food” when referring to a general set when dishes, meals, and pastries are mentioned in a. Most irregular latinate or greek plurals are optional, but for words ending in the suffix -sis such as basis, regular plural forms (eg basises) seem to be quite disfavored (probably due to the awkwardness of having similar sibilants in close succession) to the point that it's probably safe to call them incorrect. The plural form of most nouns is formed by adding s to the end of the word there are twelve boys and thirteen girls in that for pluralisation in the original language phenomenon, phenomena and thesis, theses from greek alumnus, alumni and alumna, alumnae from latin tableau, tableaux and corps, corps from french.
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. In english we follow this rule with words we realise are borrowed from latin, so we have errata for plural erratum, data for plural datum (given 'thing', but no one seems to notice that even with some nouns ending in -is, such as crisis, thesis , parenthesis, oasis, diagnosis are something of a special case. Etymology borrowing from latin thesis, from ancient greek θέσις (thésis, “a proposition, a statement, a thing laid down, thesis in rhetoric, thesis in prosody”) (poetry) the depression of the voice in pronouncing the syllables of a word ( poetry) the noun thesis f (plural theses or thesissen, diminutive thesisje n. Consequently, they had little problem handling words of latin and greek origin these days, few people learn either latin or greek if you learned neither latin nor greek, you need to learn how to pronounce scientific names (section 10) you need also to recognize singular and plural forms of english words of latin and.
It is often taught that data (like media or spectra) is a plural word (the singular is ' datum') in most contexts, the word data refers to specific numerical results and should therefore be treated as a plural count noun, with a corresponding plural verb form the patient data are sorted in table 1 data were collected retrospectively. 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. How to form the plural of foreign nouns in english - examples sometimes there is more than one plural form possible or these forms have different meanings index, indexes/indices medium, mediums/media oasis, oases octopus, octopuses/octopi phenomenon, phenomena syllabus, syllabuses/ syllabi thesis, theses. Rules to be followed while using plural nouns in the sentence: here are some rules we need to follow while making plural nouns from the singular noun: we can get some plural forms of most nouns by just adding the letter 's' at the end of word: snake: snakes ski: skis goat: goats barrymore: barrymores cat: cats dog:.
Note that some dictionaries list busses as an acceptable plural for bus presumably, this is because the plural buses looks like it ought to rhyme with the plural of fuse, which is fuses buses is still listed as the preferable plural form busses is the plural, of course, for buss, a seldom used word for kiss there are. (the reasons for this are briefly discussed in the article plural forms of english nouns) in addition, several nouns have alternative plurals, one regular and the other irregular in regard to these alternative forms, there are no strict rules to guide our use of them: people have to learn which form to use as they meet the words. Regular nouns most singular nouns form the plural by adding -s a singular noun ending in s, x, z, ch, sh makes the plural by adding-es syllabus, syllabi/ syllabuses analysis, analyses diagnosis, diagnoses oasis, oases thesis, theses crisis, crises phenomenon, phenomena criterion, criteria datum, data.
It's a foreign noun so falls under those rules any foreign noun ending in -is, gets plutalized by dropping the -is and adding -es synopsis → synopses crisis→ crises basis → bases. Similarly thesis/theses is it all greek kraɪsiz (plural) armada thu nov 19, 2009 11:15 am gmt at least crises, theses, and parentheses do in english, there's usually an exeption or two to any rule or two another question, are there words in english whose singular and plural forms are the same.
Example (2) also illustrates that words such as statistics, which are always treated as singular when they refer to university and school subjects, can also from a swedish perspective, the fact that these nouns have both singular and plural uses and forms in swedish may of course cause problems when. Thesis (θiːsɪs ) word forms: plural theses (θiːsiːz ) 1 countable noun a thesis is an idea or theory that is expressed as a statement and is discussed in a logical way this thesis does not stand up to close inspectionthe thesis that computers can be programmed to do anything a human mind does synonyms.
Readings”) will be used to refer to the morphological form of words at no point in the text does the use of plural imply 'more than one' plurality is the morphological property that plurals have that differentiates them from non-plurals in the formal sections of this dissertation, i will talk of plural variables as will be made clear in. It must not be assumed that luther's ninety-five theses produced any considerable direct results theses are generally examined by two or more specialists the schlosskirche, to the doors of which luther nailed his famous ninety-five theses in 1517, dates from 1439-1499 it was, however, seriously damaged by fire during. Some of the rarer irregular plurals are often misused, leading to the creation of variant forms, which usually encounter resistance at first but eventually make it into the language for example, the plural of formula has traditionally been formulae, but formulas is now far more common, and few would call it incorrect.