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Curricula vs Curriculum...what's the difference?

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curriculums = just don't.

 

heh!

 

also, - cirriculum don't do that one, either- makes me shudder when I see it.

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Webster's says:

 

curriculum, n. (pl. -lums, -la), a specific course of study or, collectively, all the courses of study in a school, university, etc.

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Curriculum = singular

Curricula = plural

 

Is that right?

 

yep

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makes me want to chant

-um

-i

-o

-um

-o

-a

-orum

-is

-a

-is

:lol::lol: On a similar note, my daughter often finds it humorous that adults don't know how to pluralize scientific terms.

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Webster's says:

 

curriculum, n. (pl. -lums, -la), a specific course of study or, collectively, all the courses of study in a school, university, etc.

 

And this is why I always have to tell my DD that just because the dictionary lists something doesn't always make it true. I don't want her sounding ignorant, so she has to give the proper plural of Latinate words.

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And this is why I always have to tell my DD that just because the dictionary lists something doesn't always make it true. I don't want her sounding ignorant, so she has to give the proper plural of Latinate words.

 

 

Yes. Webster's also says:

 

Definition of AIN'T

1

: am not : are not : is not

2

: have not : has not

3

: do not : does not : did not —used in some varieties of Black English

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