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What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?  
User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 28964 times:

A question for the English freaks...is it aircraft or aircrafts??? Only aircraft sounds right, but to be plural shouldn't it be aircrafts??? Go figure!!!  






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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 28886 times:

Thats English for you!!!! It is Aircraft.......dunno why...


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 28882 times:
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Aircraft is the collective name for all craft that move in the air:-

Aeroplane (B747)

Airship (The Hindenburg)

Hot Air Balloon

I've dried up now but you get the picture ?



User currently offlineATA757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 28876 times:

yeah...i guess it's kinda like the plural of deer?!?!

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 28848 times:

If your dying to use a word that ends in an "s", how about "airplanes"???


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User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 28837 times:

des avions

 


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 28821 times:

"Aircraft" is a collective word, like "sheep" and "deer", and so it is both singular and plural. Words such as "aeroplane" and "jetliner" are singular and so the plural form involves the addition of the "s".

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 28815 times:

Sheep...Hmmm - Reminds me of a joke...Back in the days when men were men...

Hmmm.

I agree with "aircraft".

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 28816 times:

Sheep...Hmmm - Reminds me of a joke...Back in the days when men were men...

Hmmm.

Airliner Content: "Ou sont les baggages?"

I agree with "aircraft".

Best Regards,

Buff


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