Would someone please be so kind as to confirm if the plural spelling of the word "Status" is "statuses" or "statii"?
I believe it is the latter.
Also, if someone could please direct me to an online dictionary or similar resource that could answer such questions, I'd appreciate it.
After searching through a few online dictionaries. Only Oxford shows that it is also a countable noun. But it doesn't have the plural form of it. Regarding the word ' statii ', it is not found at all from all these dictionaries.
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www.m-w.com lists "statuses".
I have never come across "statii".
Plural of status
In British English : Status
In American English : Statuses
its definately not stati, you only make a "us" into and "i" if it's a greek root, status is from latin. I think it is statuses, but it could possibly be plural or singular as "status" and not need to be changed.
Wrong way around. Greek roots do not form the -i plural. Latin (masculine second declension) nouns do form the -i plural. It is definitely not statii anyway. If it ended in -i, it would be "stati", which is not correct anyway.
The proper plural of "status" is "status", but with a stressed "u." The commonly used plural of "status" in American English is "statuses" however, this is due to it being used in such frequency by the lesser educated portions of the population, which are not taught proper declination of words. For those that wish to use "stati" this is a mistake. Many Latin words were congnated (don't know if my conjugation of cognate is correct there, sorry) in both their singular and plural forms, hence "radius" and "radii", "virus" and "virae", and "alumnus" and "alumni." Status however was commonly used in english for over a century (in both singular and plural forms) in writing as "status" leading some to think that there was no plural. Common speakers with no knowledge of the history of the word pluralized this, incorrectly, into the now commonly used "statuses."