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Plural of forum

by mloughrey / June 22, 2005 4:39 AM PDT

I'm a newcomer to the site and love it - very helpful even before I asked any questions.

But is the plural of forum nor fora?????

Sorry to be such a pedant.


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Plural of forum.
by Kees Bakker / June 22, 2005 5:00 AM PDT
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The old Romans (Julius Ceasar and contemporaries) surely said fora.
Present day Italians say fori (
Merriam-Webster ( says: Inflected Form(s): plural forums also fo

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Agree with Kees!
by glenn30 / June 24, 2005 5:12 AM PDT
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My dictonary indicates either but forums is listed first and to me would be preferred for the reason stated by Kees. Grin Please do not start those other subjects in this forum either. Wink


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