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I prefer "dwarfs". That is the correct grammar! Tolkien enthusuasts prefer "dwarves"
i think that "dwarfves" is correct NOT dwarfs isis uncorrect english
really? we're going to listen to the comments of one who uses the term "uncorrect english"?
It is "Snow White and the seven DWARVES". But when referring to real life "little people" they prefer the word DWARFS.
No, it is 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. Tolkien used 'Dwarves' to differentiate his 'dwarf' race from the likes of snow White's companions.
Actually, the real plural is "dwarfs" but Tolkien, the Lord Of the Ring's writter use "dwarves" and precises that the historical plural is "dwarrows". But I think either could be used.
According to the New World Encyclopedia the correct historical plural is Dwarrow. In common language either dwarfs or dwarves is acceptable
Dwarves does seem the more 'eloquent' form; Dwarfs seems clumsier somehow.
Has now got me wondering about Smurves now though. Surely a group of small blue people are Smurfs?
I think any one could work. They are both right so why sweat choosing the right answer
For those referencing Tolkein, here is his own definition taken from the Author's Note in The Hobbit:
"In English the only correct plural of dwarf is dwarfs, and the adjective is dwarfish. In this story dwarves and dwarvish are used, but only when speaking of the ancient people to whom Thorin Oakenshield and his companions belonged."
Embarrassed! I managed to misspell Tolkien!!!
Yes, an his colleague CS Lewis preferred "dwarfs"
I bet he did!
Dwarfs, of course. Roof becomes roofs, but hoof becomes hooves, you have to know these things.
It's dwarfs, dwarfs, dwarfs!
We are some dwarfs and we're digging a hole, diggy diggy hole, diggy diggy hole! For you yognauts out there
I prefer 'Dwarves' simply because it looks right. Even if Facebook underlines in red (rather arrogantly in my opinion).
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I prefer Dwarfs.....It's correct....According to Wren & Martin book of Crammer.
There's a rule about it. Dwarfs or dwarves were both accurate. . . .
Am i correct my answer about plural of dwarf, is dwarves
The correct answer is dwarves plural of dwarf.