phenomena vs phenomenon : Common Errors in English

About phenomena vs phenomenon

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 and . it’s “this phenomenon,” but “these phenomena.”

phenomena Meaning(s)

  • (n) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • (n) a remarkable development

phenomenon Meaning(s)

  • (n) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • (n) a remarkable development

phenomena in News

  1. What is a derecho event?

    A derecho is a rare phenomena that has wind patterns similar to those of a land fallen hurricane. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WISH-TV Indianapolis

  2. The Biggest Threat to the Global Economy Could Come From Outer Space

    Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii. Imagine that the same phenomena behind both ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  3. The Biggest Threat to the Economy Could Come From Outer Space

    Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii. Imagine that the same phenomena behind both has also generated electric fields in the ground strong enough to power small electronics. That's what happened in 1859, when the earth was struck by the most severe geomagnetic storm ever ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

phenomenon in News

  1. Historic Hurdling

    The standard cliche for attempting to explain a phenomenon is, “There must be something in the water there.” Whatever the true explanation may be, there’s been a remarkable streak of success in the track and field sport of hurdlers by Marshall County High School athletes over the past 16 years.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marshall County Tribune-Courier

  2. What is a derecho?

    Meteorologists warn of unusual weather phenomenon after enormous line of storms moves from Midwest to East Coast
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS News

  3. Phenomenon Discovered In Ultracold Atoms Brings Us a Step Closer To Atomtronics

    An anonymous reader writes "A new phenomenon discovered in ultracold atoms of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) could offer new insight into the quantum mechanical world and be a step toward applications in 'atomtronics'—the use of ultracold atoms as circuit components. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have reported the first observation of the 'spin Hall effect ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Slashdot

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