Monday, October 6, 2014

women/woman: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, October 6, 2014

The singular “woman” probably gets mixed up with the plural “women” because although both are spelled with an O in the first syllable, only the pronunciation of the O really differentiates them. Just remember that this word is treated no differently than “man” (one person) and “men” (more than one person). A woman is a woman—never a women.

1 comment:

  1. The practice is virtually universal, but does that fact excuse the incorrect usage "differently than" (rather than "differently from") in a forum devoted to errors in English usage?