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TomLaney1 October 21st, 2014 3:21pm

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).

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/21/14 4:40 pm

I said sis.
But I was thinking of when you were speaking into a transcription recorder. You would use the singular twice.
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I'm going to keep my answer. It's fun to go against the majority.

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DuckAndCower
10/21/14 12:38 pm

First is singular, second is plural.

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DuckAndCower
10/21/14 12:41 pm

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".

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/21/14 1:42 pm

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.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/21/14 10:58 am

Parentheses = plural & since you can never have one, this is the correct one.

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ghoti
10/21/14 10:16 am

parenthesis singular
parentheses plural

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ghoti
10/21/14 10:17 am

a quote is always in two, so plural is correct

s4mm1 MD SLP
10/21/14 9:30 am

It depends if we are talking about 1 or more.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 4:09 pm

The context here is the question as written. :o)

s4mm1 MD SLP
10/21/14 4:58 pm

In my defence it was early in the day for me.

eLucidate writing
10/21/14 9:21 am

hypothesis, hypotheses; thesis, theses; parenthesis, parentheses; etc.

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eLucidate writing
10/21/14 4:49 pm

I hope so.

jvc1133 61535
10/21/14 9:02 am

I changed to conform

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 8:28 am

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."

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firefly5 the verse
10/21/14 1:17 pm

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.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 4:11 pm

English not being one of them! (Heeheehee)! :-P