Poll: What is the plural of 'mango'?

What is the plural of 'mango'?

Mangos
Mangoes
Either could be used.

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  • Added: December 2007

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Comments:

Victor

I like this fruit...! it's delicious and it's from my country, El Salvador

alumette

is very easy

Georgette

If the plural of tomato is tomatoes and the plural of potato is potatoes, doesn't it stand to reason the plural of mango is mangoes?

Jaclyn

To make a noun plural that ends in "o," the rule is to add only 's' if there is a vowel before the o. If there is a consonant before the o, then you add 'es.' So, the correct plural of mango is mangoes.

mohd

I think "mangoes" is the right answer .

John

Mangos look better than mangoes

Ken Schneider

Like mosquitoes, but I agree that "mangos" looks right, so I'm sticking with it.

Amy

This a very tricky question but I believe it is mangoes not mangos and majority rules!

Steven

The preferred plural form is mangoes. I am American and I thought it was mangos, but even in this comment--auto-correction's red line appears.

zyphex

Mangoes sounds like 'man goes'....

Mango Lover

I LUV MANGO(E)S!

Haro Kagemoto

No, Georgette. Common usage in the Oxford, Webster and American Heritage dictionaries allow for both, mangoes and mangos. There's no reason to force a narrow belief onto others. The plural of tangelo is tangelos. The plural of pummelo is pummelos.

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