Is it 'photo' or 'photos'? Wondering how to use the plural form of the word ‘photo’? We’ll cover that and teach you how to use it in a sentence.
Too tired to skim? Here’s the short answer: ‘photos’ is the correct way to pluralize the word. ‘Photo’ would be the incorrect way to pluralize the word.
So, you learned that the plural of ‘photo’ is ‘photos.’ That’s because it follows the standard rules of pluralization when it comes to the English language.
The standard rule to make a word plural in the English language is to add an ‘s’ or ‘es.’ Take a look at some examples:
Some words don’t follow that rule but instead follow a different set of rules. For example, when a word ends in ‘f’ or ‘fe,’ you’d drop the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ and add a ‘ves.’
Let’s see some examples.
And some words don’t change in their plural form at all. Check out some examples:
As mentioned above, the plural of ‘photo’ is ‘photos.’ Now, let’s define the word, so you know how to use it appropriately in a sentence.
The Cambridge dictionary defines ‘photo’ as “a photograph” and “relating to or produced by light,” “relating to photography.”
Some phrases you might have heard that include the word ‘photo’ include:
Some synonyms include:
Now that you know what the word means and how to make it plural let’s look at a few examples of how to use both forms in a sentence.
Here’s how you’d use ‘photo’ in a sentence:
Now, let’s see how you’d use ‘photos’ in a sentence:
Remember that your subject must always agree with your verb.
To recap, the plural of ‘photo’ is ‘photos.’ It’s never okay to say ‘photo’ when trying to pluralize the word.
In the future, just remember that the word follows the standard rules for pluralization in English, which means you’d just add an ‘s’ or ‘es.’ In this case, it’s just a simple ‘s.’
If you ever get tripped up again, you can always come back here and dig through our library of articles on confusing words.