PRONUNCIATION PTUESDAY: Sorry I'm late again. SoH froze up on me last night and wouldn't reload until this morning. The pronunciations are in (par-EN-thuh-sis, par-EN-thuh-seez).
I said sis.
But I was thinking of when you were speaking into a transcription recorder. You would use the singular twice.
I'm going to keep my answer. It's fun to go against the majority.
You 'splained it well!
Can you seez the light?
First is singular, second is plural.
As a side not, I actually pronounced these words incorrectly until a few years ago. Somehow, I thought the "th" was silent, so I'd pronounce it like "par-EN-uh-seez".
Yeah. That's what I was going to say too. Usually , though, there are two of them. Give me a parenthesis. And by the way, get me another.
Parentheses = plural & since you can never have one, this is the correct one.
a quote is always in two, so plural is correct
It depends if we are talking about 1 or more.
The context here is the question as written. :o)
In my defence it was early in the day for me.
hypothesis, hypotheses; thesis, theses; parenthesis, parentheses; etc.
I hope so.
I changed to conform
ANSWER - PLEASE READ: the answers were in parentheses (/-seez/). You can't enclose anything in a single parenthesis (/-sis/), which looks like this "(" or this ")". So you can't say "in parenthesis."
but in coding, you can often leave off an end parenthesis, so it can exist without its twin.
(this is sometimes done to cut down the size of a program. it only works in some languages, though.
English not being one of them! (Heeheehee)! :-P