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What’s the Plural of Moose—Moose, Meese, or Mooses?

Updated on May 20, 2019Grammar

What is the plural of moose? Does it end in s, rhyme with geese, or not change at all?

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The only correct plural of moose is moose. Sometimes, people add an s to moose, but that is incorrect. Moose derives from Algonquian, a Native American language. It kept the same plural ending it had in its original language instead of adopting the normal s ending of most English plurals.

When I looked out the window, there were two moose eating my freshly planted rose bush.

The meese in Alaska are never very friendly.

My favorite animals are mooses and octopuses.

Examples of moose in a sentence

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau

In a way that I haven’t yet figured out how to fully articulate, I believe that children who get to see bald eagles, coyotes, deer, moose , grouse, and other similar sights each morning will have a certain kind of matrix or fabric or foundation of childhood, the nature and quality of which will be increasing rare and valuable as time goes on. . .
Rick Bass

Now that you can spell moose correctly, you can appreciate the magnificent animals that they are! Do you feel the same about larva, larvae, larvas?

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