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What is the plural of JESUS?



 
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What is the plural of JESUS? #1 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:58 am   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

Okay, this came up at dinner one night.

What is the plural of JESUS?

Is it Jesuses, Jesusses, Jesii, or what???

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Plural of 'jesus' #2 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:42 am   Plural of 'jesus'
 

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Jesuses is the plural, just like bus/buses.

Jesus' or Jesus's are the possessives.
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The plural of Jesus? #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:02 am   The plural of Jesus?
 

What will the Catholic Church say when they find out you are talking about the plural of Jesus?

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Plural of jesus #4 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:06 am   Plural of jesus
 

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Jesus! I didn't think of that!
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Jesus #5 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:07 am   Jesus
 

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hi Torsten

Geez! You haven't forgotten our Jesus here in the forum, have you? ;)

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Plural of 'jesus' #6 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:11 am   Plural of 'jesus'
 

Oh, yes the english-test.net Jesus -- the one who asks so many interesting questions. Grammatically speaking the plural of Jesus is a bit like the plural of Charles, isn't it?

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Plural of 'jesus' #7 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:21 am   Plural of 'jesus'
 

Torsten wrote:
Grammatically speaking the plural of Jesus is a bit like the plural of Charles, isn't it?


Yes, it does get a bit tricky. Do you think that's why many Charleses prefer being called Chuck ... just to eliminate potential plural confusion? :lol:

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Plural of first names #8 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:30 am   Plural of first names
 

To be honest, I don't think there are many situations in which you would use the plural of a person's name. This is probably because every person is unique...

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What is the plural of JESUS? #9 (permalink) Sat Jul 01, 2006 13:02 pm   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

Hello! How is it going?

Oh my god! I can?t believe it!
Jesuses?

Are you joking? Maybe pulling my leg?

Torsten, Jesus must be laughing in heaven! :lol:


Well, you can use "Jesuses" in informal Spanish,
but I would say that?s not correct.

"How many Jesuses live here?"
(?Cu?ntos Jesuses viven aqu??)

Another informal way is using your
definite article 'the' (=El, La, Los...) before the
noun but in singular.

"The Jesus (Los Jes?s) don?t dream
of hell" :evil:
(Los Jes?s no sue?an con el infierno)

But, proper Spanish would be:

"How many people called Jesus
are listening to me from heaven at this
very moment?"
(?Cu?ntas personas llamadas Jes?s
me est?n escuchando desde el cielo
en este mismo momento?)

Remember!

Jesus in Spanish is Jes(?)s.
Can you see that mark, that "stress"?
We call it "acento".
Be careful! Jes(u)ses hasn?t
got any "acento" on the 'u'

By the way, Do you say "The Englishes,
The Spanishes... or The English,
The Spanish...? :lol:

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What is the plural of JESUS? #10 (permalink) Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:00 am   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

but what about fungus -> fungi? ending with "s" becomes "ses" but is it different for "us"? does "us" become "i"? i think it might be jesi or jesii
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What is the plural of JESUS? #11 (permalink) Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:16 am   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

No, Jason. I suppose you are joking.
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authority #12 (permalink) Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:35 am   authority
 

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Mister Micaweber...can you please enlighten me..

who has the authority to decide on the English grammatical issues...any University..or any body of organization ...please..

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What is the plural of JESUS? #13 (permalink) Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:49 am   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

No one has the authority. We are a free union of linguistic democracies. You may listen to whomever you please, but there are plenty of grammar books that contain generally accepted grammatical forms.
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What is the plural of JESUS? #14 (permalink) Wed Feb 17, 2010 21:49 pm   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

Suppose a man you know called 'Jesus'. And there was someone sitting next to him called 'Jesus' ,too. Since we've learned that the plural of 'Mr' could be by adding 's' to the surnames which are the same as Toresten explained before that. So it's ok to call them Jesuses. No offense. We came to learn.
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What is the plural of JESUS? #15 (permalink) Thu Feb 18, 2010 19:49 pm   What is the plural of JESUS?
 

i think the jesuses sound reasonable. so why does fungus become fungi while virus become viruses? both end with us, but pluralize in different ways. i see that names would follow different rules but what gives with the inconsistency? deer, etc?
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