Half of a loaf may be better than none, as the saying goes, but for those lucky enough to have more than one loaf, do you know how to pluralize this noun?
Spellcheck isn’t going to help you.
There’s not always logic to English language spelling, but I think we all knew that.
- “Loaves” is the plural of loaf. If you’re sending a request to the baker, this is what you want to write.
- “Loafs” is a present-tense form of the verb “to loaf,” as in to loiter, hang out idly, or aimlessly wander.
Okay, we’ve talked about loaves; we’ve talked about jam. I’m feeling a future post about butter coming on… Is it a pat or pad of butter? I’m just going to let that one hang out there. The answer is coming soon!
Hmm… apparently, I’m hungry when I write these posts.
Happy writing, folks!
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