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I have a question-I need to compare Spanish nouns in the singular versus plural to English. I know to make it plural in Spanish- I add s to a noun ending in a vowel and es if it is a consonant but I don't know how to actually put the comparison between the two languages into words to answer the question

  • Spanish -

    Aren't they very similar?

  • Spanish -

    I'm suppose to tell at least one difference and one similarity-I have the similarity covered-what is the difference

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    In English there are many, many irregularly formed plurals. In Spanish, there are not.

    child - children
    man - men
    woman - women
    ox - oxen

    fish - fish
    elk - elk
    deer - deer

    xxx - scissors

    alumnus - alumni
    alumna - alumnae
    cactus - cacti
    fungus - fungi

    ... and many more:
    http://www.english-zone.com/spelling/plurals.html

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    In Spanish there ARE some irregular plurals.

    For example, the ending z changes to c in front of e or i
    Examples: la cruz = las cruces
    el lápiz = los lápices

    An accented i or ú adds -es
    Examples: el rubi = los rubies
    el tabú = los trabúes

    2 exceptions with accented last syllable:
    el sofá = los sofás & el menú = los menús

    An unaccented final syllable ending iin -s has the same plural
    Examples: el lunes = los lunes
    el viernes = los viernes

    Actually the first one (z--->C) is an orthographical change. That means for pronuncation's sake, especially in castellano where "z" is pronounced "th" rather than the Latin American "s"

    Sra

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