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What is the plural form of Corps?

'Corps' also has a plural form, which is spelled exactly the same way, but pronounced differently. Corps is a word that was borrowed into English from French, where corps means "body"–both literally (that is, anatomically) and figuratively (that is, to refer to a large group of people).

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Furthermore, why is the P and S silent in Corps?

It's "Corp" (hard p) because it's an abbreviation of "corporation". It's not a shortening or variant of the word "corps" (eg. Marine corps, press corps") which is pronounced with a silent p (that word comes from an old French word).

Secondly, what is the plural form of diagnosis? BizWritingTip response: “Diagnosis” is a singular word meaning the identification of an illness or disease by means of a patient's symptoms. Dr. House's diagnosis was accurate – as usual. The word “diagnoses” is the plural form.

Herein, what is the plural of hippopotamus?

The noun hippopotamus has a Latin root, which is the derivation of the plural hippopotami. However, hippopotamuses (which adheres to the standard rules for forming plurals) has become marginally more common than hippopotami.

How do you say Army Corps?

Corps, which is pronounced like "core," and corpse are two entirely different words, and I have never heard anyone pronounce them the same way. I've never heard anyone say Army "corpse" for example.

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