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    #1

    in plural: taxi or taxis

    Hello,

    What is the plural form of taxi (a taxicab)?

    For example: Usually there are several taxis (vehicles) at our station. Is it correct?

    Denis.

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    #2

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    Not to be confused with the differently-pronounced biological word 'taxis' /tæksɪs/ meaning the way cells respond to the environment.



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    #4

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    As in chemotaxis. It is not transportation for chemo.

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    #5

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    Or heliotaxis, which is how a flower turns to face the sun; not a helicopter taxi.

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    #6

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    Dictionaries give plural forms. There should be no need to ask a question here on something like that.

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    #7

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    If the god who drove the chariot pulling the sun opened a sideline of chariots for hire, would it be heliostaxis?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    I never hear the word taxicab used nowadays.

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    #9

    Re: in plural: taxi or taxis

    I agree, it's not in general use. But there was an HBO show recently called "Taxicab Confessions," which featured the drama of taxi patrons as captured on a secret camera.

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