criteria vs criterion : Common Errors in English

About criteria vs criterion

There are several words with Latin or Greek roots whose plural forms ending in A are constantly mistaken for singular ones. See, for instance, and . You can have one criterion or many criteria. Don’t confuse them.

criteria Meaning(s)

  • (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  • (n) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

criterion Meaning(s)

  • (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  • (n) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

criteria in News

  1. Fitch Updates Structured Finance Criteria for Rating Caps and Limitations; No Rating Impact

    Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Criteria for Rating Caps and Limitations in Global Structured Finance Transactions: http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?r
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. City council approves tax abatement criteria for Roosevelt School project

    The Ames City Council has approved the criteria needed for the Roosevelt school re-development project to be eligible for a tax abatement. The council voted on two different issues concerning the project during its meeting Tuesday. The first was to determine if the project would be eligible for tax abatement.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Ames Tribune

  3. Council approves tax abatement criteria for Roosevelt project

    The Ames City Council has approved the criteria needed for the Roosevelt school re-development project to be eligible for a tax abatement. The council voted on two different issues concerning the project during its meeting Tuesday. The first was to determine if the project would be eligible for tax abatement.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Ames Tribune

criterion in News

  1. Black Forest Fire forces mail delivery reroute for 4,000 addresses

    The spread of the Black Forest fire has affected mail delivery for nearly 4,000 addresses. For those in the Black Forest area, mail will be held at the U.S. Post Office’s Briargate Station, 8585 Criterion Drive, and can be picked up at the side door in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Colorado Springs Business Journal

  2. Lynn Parramore: Obama Nominates America’s Biggest Walmart Cheerleader as His Chief Economic Adviser

    Apparently, the most important criterion for getting an important post in the Obama Administration is telling Big Lies, better yet with data. Jason Furman claims Walmart is a “progressive success story.”
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Naked Capitalism

  3. Marketa Lazarova: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)

    Highly Recommended THE FILM Please Note: The images used here are from stills provided by The Criterion Collection and promotional materials and are not taken from the current Blu-ray edition under review. One of the reasons that Czech writer Vladislav Vancura's 1931 novel Marketa Lazarova has long been considered a notorious challenge to translators is that its avant-gardism -- its intentional ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: DVD Talk

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