Are you ready to kick off the work week with the third Grammar Snob Quickie Quiz? For those of you who were a bit thrown off by last week’s question, I promise today’s quiz is a little more grammatically traditional.
Here are the results of last week’s quiz:
The correct answer is “None of the above.” For a detailed explanation, please see the string of comments on the post. If you want the shortened version: octopuses, octopi, and octopods are all accepted by scientists as terms for more than one octopus. You will not find a scientist who accepts meese to mean more than one moose or bi to describe more than one bus, but you will find scientists that accept multiple terms for more than one octopus.
Now let’s get back to basics. Here’s this week’s question: