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Does STATUS have a plural spelling?
I tried stati but it doens't look right.
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Hi,
statuses
Clive
'Statuses' is the common lazy slap an 'es' on the end method that has made it into American dictionaries.
If you want to be a purist, you should treat this Latin word as intended and go with the fourth declination of it, resulting in the plural of 'status' remaining as 'status'.
Consider it this way: the Latin plural for 'Alumnus' is 'Alumni'. You wouldn't try to refer to the plural as 'Alumnuses' would you? Well, not without pedants everywhere lighting their torches, sharpening their favourite pitchforks and marching over to your house.
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English is not Latin.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying "statuses" if you happen to need to use a plural form of "status" on occasion.
If the British National Corpus is anything to go by, the use of "statuses" is not limited to North America.
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Hi Anonymous person,
In your whole life, have you ever heard a native speaker say 'stati'?

Best wishes, Clive
So you would say sheeps then?
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Your leap in logic is puzzling.

English words take plurals in different ways.

Penguin - Penguins

Child - Children

Woman - women

Goose - geese

Sheep - sheep

Why would you think that because we use a widely accepted form of a plural word using one method that we would apply it to every other word?

When English words are borrowed from other languages, they may take the plural in the form they took their plural in their original language, or they may become Anglicized. Or they may start as the former and evolve to the latter. Or they may even take one plural form in one vernacular and another form in another vernacular.
Hi Anon:
Miriam Webster lists "statuses" as the plural form.
You apparently do not know how lexicographers (the professionals who compile dictionaries) work. They don't invent language, words, or word forms, but document how people use words in actual practice. This has been their modus operandi since Samuel Johnson's first English dictionary.

That's why radius has its 1st plural as radii, and a 2nd plural as radiuses, but for alumnus, the only plural is alumni. The dictionary documents how our dynamic language changes.
People determine the growth and changes in our language. Latin is, for all but very specialized purposes, dead
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