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    The plural of "bonus" is...?

    Greetings.

    Me and a few friends have been discussing this problem for a while now, so I thought it was about time I asked someone with more knowledge than we (obviously don't) have.

    Is the plural of bonus bonuses or boni? I have seen both in use, but I have also been told that boni is from latin and should not be used in everyday English.

    Thank you for any answers.


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    Re: The plural of "bonus" is...?

    Im not a teacher but I think the plural is Bonuses.
    Boni does not seem to make sense.


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    Re: The plural of "bonus" is...?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imhrien View Post
    Greetings.

    Me and a few friends A few friends and I have been discussing this problem for a while now, so I thought it was about time I asked someone with more knowledge than we (obviously don't) have.

    Is the plural of bonus bonuses or boni? I have seen both in use, but I have also been told that boni is from latin and should not be used in everyday English.

    Thank you for any answers.
    I have never seen it as anything but bonuses in relation to receiving money over and above your pay as a reward for good work.

    Since the correct noun form in Latin is "bonum", the plural in Latin would be "bona".

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    #4

    Re: The plural of "bonus" is...?

    It appears to be similar to 'focus' and 'foci' or 'radius' and 'radii' but it is not.

    not a teacher

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