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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110950: Unusual Plurals
Scientific and technical essays use lots of nouns derived from Greek and Latin :
Criterion / criteria
Nowadays ,however, it is not uncommon to meet anglicised plurals but ,to be on a safer ground, it is better to stick to the traditional form.
In nouns followed by a preposition or a verb, the noun turns into the plural:
Wife-to-be / wives-to-be
Nouns coming from ancient German dialects have irregular forms:
Those imported from other languages are very few and can be easily memorised .
Cul de sac / culs de sac
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