Crisis, crises, crisies
Writing for Business
Which is correct?
|When Ben Franklin said nothing is certain but death and taxes, he could have added one more sure thing: We can be certain there will be at least a few ______ in our lives.a. crisises
I was writing about crisis management recently and it occurred to me that the plural of crisis is another of those tricky irregular ones. Sure enough, I found 30,200 Google hits for crisies and 101,000 for crisises. Both wrong. Maybe there are four sure things: death, taxes, crises and spelling errors.
Death and taxes is a phrase that resonates. Here’s the original quotation:
Quite a few words that end in is are pluralized by changing is to es. Here are a few more examples:
Grammarist provides a handy reference for irregular plurals from which I swiped the examples above. You should go look — she’s got lots more.
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