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    Posted: 19 May 2015 at 18:30
What is the correct plural of Exodus?
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Rather depends which language you mean...

From the ancient greek ἔξοδος (eksodos) which is 2nd declension feminine, you'd get ἔξοδοι (eksodoi).

The latinate version exodus is often wrongly assumed to be 2nd declension (goes like annus), of which the plural would be exodi... however, exodus is actually 4th declension (goes like cursus), and is masculine rather than the greek feminine - so would remain exodus in the Nominative plural.  If you're being really correct in the Latin, you'd elongate the 'u' sound in the plural, so exodūs (pronounced 'exodoos').

In English, however, I think either exodus or exoduses is fine :)

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The plural of "exodus" is "I didn't plan my city placements very well."

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Originally posted by Llannedd Llannedd wrote:

The plural of "exodus" is "I didn't plan my city placements very well."

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Originally posted by Llannedd Llannedd wrote:

The plural of "exodus" is "I didn't plan my city placements very well."

Or it can be known as "Sieged 3 cities before I left the newbie ring, taking 'em all with me. Thanks!"

Yours, however, is so much more amusing.
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I think expentivities is ok :)
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