What is the plural form of status ?
Plural form of status is statuses. Usage Ex: A person can have a social status and a professional status, of these two statuses I think professional is more important.
Plural of Statuses varies within subjects. Usage: I have several Statii in my database that are in an Active Status.
- Statii can in no way ever be a correct form for the plural of status. The Latin word, status has a plural form "status," (pronounced statūs). To pluralize by arbitrarily adding "ii" endings to words is just silly. Both "status" and "statuses" would be correct, with "status" preferred as being faithful to the root while "statuses" being the more colloquial alternative. I have always heard; "Their status," but I can't ever remember hearing anyone say; "Their statuses." --Victorcoutin 04:39, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
- According to the discussion on Wikipedia [] it can be status or statuses, the former being British and the latter American usage. I was unable to verify this myself by checking the dictionaries concerned but I think it is correct. Therefore I've added status as a plural to this page. Lessthanideal 02:16, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Possible use of plural States instead
Personally I think "statuses" looks ugly and prefer "status", but if I'm writing a document where I know the people reading it will object to "status", if possible I use "states" instead. Obviously states isn't a synonym so this doesn't work for all cases but sometimes it is a valid alternative. (e.g. "I have three instances of X computer program running, they have different status", "I have three instances of X computer program running, they're in different states", where "status" is a recognised attribute of the program such as "Paused".) Not sure how to add this suggestion to the main page, or indeed if it's valid to do so. I thought about a "usage notes" section as seen on other pages but it didn't seem quite right. So, I've put it here instead, if anyone thinks it can be added to the main page please do so! Lessthanideal 02:38, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
In my adult life I've lived in Eastern Tennessee, Florida, and Mississippi, and while "status" isn't exactly daily language in my circles, outside of gossip, I've heard it pronounced [ˈsteɪtəs] only on Star Trek, when spoken by Patrick Stewart--not exactly an American. From Americans, I've only heard it pronounced [ˈstatəs]. I don't think I'm unique in this. 188.8.131.52 01:51, 1 August 2011 (UTC) -- aka D. F. Schmidt 01:53, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
- I’m not so sure. In Texas, although "stætəs" is usual, "steɪtəs" sounds perfectly normal. Perhaps a tad more erudite, but barely noticeable. I suppose it’s like dætə and deɪtə. —Stephen (Talk) 07:53, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
This term was sent to RFV, and the discussion has been archived at Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011 or Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more. - -sche (discuss) 05:18, 1 April 2012 (UTC)