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Proper plural for status?

Asked by warpling (846points) January 6th, 2009

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amanderveen's avatar

Main Entry: sta·tus
Pronunciation: ‘stAt-&s, ‘stat-
Function: noun
Inflected Form: plural sta·tus·es
: aparticular state or condition status>

warpling's avatar

Thank you. I was hoping for a useable form statii, but statuses works.

morphail's avatar

The Latin word status is a u-stem noun, so the plural is statūs – not stati or statii.

The English plural is statuses. The OED has no citations for any plural form besides statuses.

Knotmyday's avatar

Hooray for the OED! But then again, why would you need to cite more than one status at a time?

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