Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-x

Forming the plural of many nouns ending in -u taken from French.

[French plural form.]

Some French words ending in -eau or -eu brought into English have retained their French plural forms: bureaux, châteaux, milieux, plateaux, tableaux. It is increasingly common to see these with the standard English plural -s instead (see -s1), especially in American English, though châteaux has been least affected. Some have completed the shift: adieus, portmanteaus, purlieus, trousseaus. See also -trix.

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