Are you wondering what the plural of ‘woman’ is? This article will tackle that and also teach you how to use both forms of the word in a sentence.
The plural form of ‘woman’ is ‘women.’ Using ‘womans’ is incorrect.
Let’s quickly define the word ‘woman.’
According to Merriam-Webster, ‘woman’ can be defined as: “an adult female person” or “a woman belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation) – usually used in combination.
The correct way to use the plural form of the word ‘woman’ is ‘women’ – not ‘womans.’
While most words in the American English language follow basic rules for pluralization, the word ‘woman’ is one of the many exceptions to the rules.
The English language started out as a West Germanic language and is made up of French, Russian, Spanish, German, and Dutch, among others.
In fact, there are words from over 350 languages that have been added to the English language. That’s why the pluralization rules are different for certain words.
Typically, when trying to spell the plural form of a noun, you’d add ‘s’ or ‘es.’
But some words follow a different set of rules, based on how they’re spelled. For instance, for words ending with a ‘y’, you’d drop the ‘y’ and add an ‘ies.’
But some words change letters without adding an ‘s,’ ‘es,’ or ‘ies.’ For instance, the word woman follows these rules. Other examples include:
And some words don’t change at all. A few examples would be:
Know that you’ve learned the definition of a woman and you know how to pluralize it, let’s use both forms in a sentence.
To express ‘woman’ in the singular possessive form, you’d say ‘woman's,' but in the plural possessive form, it would be womens' (to indicate more than one woman).
Here are a few examples of how to use the singular possessive form in a sentence:
Here are a few examples of how to use the plural possessive form in a sentence:
Using the plural form of ‘woman’ – which is ‘women’ – shouldn’t be too difficult with the above information at hand.
To refresh your memory, remember that the word ‘woman’ doesn’t follow the typical rules of pluralization for English words. There’s no adding ‘s,’ ‘es,’ or ‘ies.’ The ending of the word changes completely. The plural possessive form of the word is ‘women’s.’
Browse our collection of blog posts about confusing words if you ever have trouble remembering how to pluralize certain words.