RE: Are we WRITERS????
Sorry, but ain't necessarily so. (I just wish I had a *real* Websters for
The 13th Edition of "Chicago" doesn't directly say, but in describing
plurals, it uses the sentence "Thus a book may have two indexes and a
mathematical expression two indices." (6.11, which also says that when
Webster gives 2 plurals for a word, the first is the generally accepted
The only "Websters" here in my office is the "Websters Encyclopedic
Dictionary of the English Language," published by Gramercy Press and based
on the Random House Dictionary of the English Language. The entry for index
here has "indexes" preceding "indices" for plural construction.
www.websters.com is a redirect to www.dictionary.com. The index entry there
lists the plural construction in the same order. This site claims to be
based on the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
Anyone know what the "real" Websters says?
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