Anonymous:
I've been spelling the plural form of tardy as tardies. Spell check underlines the word but does not give a different spelling. I also tried tardys and got the same results. What is the correct plural spelling for tardy? Thank you! Emotion: smile
Hi,

I've been spelling the plural form of tardy as tardies. Spell check underlines the word but does not give a different spelling. I also tried tardys and got the same results. What is the correct plural spelling for tardy?

It's not really a standard word. It's a bit of teacher jargon.

So, there s no real standard spelling. I suggest 'tardies'.

Clive
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Anonymous:
The plural is "tardies". Source wiktionary.
Anonymous:
It is because "Tardy" is an adjective, not a noun, therefore it cannot have a plural form. A person does not have a tardy. He/she is tardy. The noun form of the word is tardiness.
Hi,

I think speaking of late students as 'tardies' is a part of teacher jargon.

Clive
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I would think that the noun form also refers to instances of tardiness. "Your son has too many absences and tardies this semester."
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