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    #1

    Busses

    Please explain me why the word "busses" is not correct. From this rule Spelling Words with Double Consonants
    I understand that I have to use "busses" and not "buses".

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Busses

    That applies to some forms of the verbs and the comparatives, but I think they are not talking about the plural of nouns, are they?

    Tip --> tips (not tipps)
    car -->cars (not carrs)

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    #3

    Smile Re: Busses

    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_alexandru View Post
    Please explain me why the word "busses" is not correct. From this rule Spelling Words with Double Consonants
    I understand that I have to use "busses" and not "buses".

    Thank you in advance.
    NOT A TEACHER

    Whoever told you it is wrong to write busses? It's absolutely alright to double the final consonant which is preceded by a single vowel in this case. This applies mostly to American English. In British English you normally write buses.


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