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What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 9:17 am

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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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 9:20 am

Thats English for you!!!! It is Aircraft.......dunno why...
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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 9:23 am

Aircraft is the collective name for all craft that move in the air:-

Aeroplane (B747)

Airship (The Hindenburg)

Hot Air Balloon

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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 9:25 am

yeah...i guess it's kinda like the plural of deer?!?!
 
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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 11:14 am

If your dying to use a word that ends in an "s", how about "airplanes"???
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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 11:57 am

des avions

 
 
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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 2:16 pm

"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".

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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 2:42 pm

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

Hmmm.

I agree with "aircraft".

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RE: What Is The Plural Form Of Aircraft?

Thu May 18, 2000 2:43 pm

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

Hmmm.

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I agree with "aircraft".

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