If the word 'mouse' in plural is 'mice' and the word 'lice' in plural is 'lice' then why do you say 'houses' instead of 'hice'?
Sorry, that's just the way it is. The reason is that much of the English language is a conglomeration of many different languages from different sources with many different rules of grammar. This is true even of the languages from different sources within the British Isles which consolidated the language as the power of the English monarchy consolidated. Over time, the language has evolved from internal and external sources.
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You get lice by coming in contact with a person who has lice. Youcan also get lice by using an infected person's combs, brushes,hair ornaments, headphones, clothing, or bedding. So you should notshare a friend's personal items because you could catch lice fromthem. You can get lice from just being a…round someone who HAD them. Here are the specifics: . Head Lice - spread by contact with anything which touches thehair; this includes not only combs and brushes, but sofas, carseats, hats, carpets, and anything which touched the infectedperson's hair . Body Lice - spread by contact with any clothing or anythingwhich touched the person . Pubic Lice ("crabs") - spread by contact with pubic hairs oranything which touched pubic hairs . you also get lice when you tie your hair when its wet; and whenyou dont wash your hair By being around people who have lice. You get it from others It's contagious. Of the multiple kinds of lice, there is only one vector of contagion: other people. You can get them from direct contact with the infected person, or by contact with their clothing, towels, bedclothes, hats, underwear, or really anything that lays up against their skin (depending somewhat on the type of louse). ( Full Answer )
Mice is the most common answer, however, when you're talking about the computer input device the plural can be either mice or mouses. Both are in the Oxford English Dictionary when referring to the computer device - mouse. When we're talking about the little furry cheese-eater, the plural is mice.
The pronoun 'you' functions as both singular and plural . The pronoun 'you' also functions as subjective and objective. Examples: Jack, you may go out to play now. (singular, subject) Class, you are all dismissed. (plural, subject) Jack, I made a sandwich for you . (singular, object) Children…, I made some sandwiches for you . (plural, object) ( Full Answer )
Houses Do not believe anyone who tells you hice, with the justification that the plural of mouse is mice. --- In old texts you might see housen ... "For the housen in Bedfordlane." - Churchwardens' Accounts of St. Michael's Church, Oxford , 1450 --LS
Who Knows. Cause I don't. I just asked the question and after seeing it wasn't answered decided to take my frustration out on writing a long but pointless response. My friend says I'm crazy but I think he's just jealous.
The word "lice" IS the plural form of the noun "louse". . one louse . many lice
Well, it is a verb, and it can't be plural all by itself, but if you mean the verb for a plural subject, then it would be the word "were." I was, you were, we were (past tense). I am, you are, we are for present tense.
Mice is already plural. e.g. One mouse, two mice, and three blind mice! Mouse has an irregular plural, mice . .
Anywhere. From anyone. You only need to come into brief contact with someone who has it. It has nothing to do with being dirty or unhygienic, and is very easily and rapidly spread. You might not even get near the person, such as hanging your coat near their coat on a rack, using a plush chair not lo…ng after the person, trying on a hat or scarf at a store. Lice happens. ( Full Answer )
you can really get it from anywhere like school, work, or even at the grocery store. If you are near someone that has lice.. you have it to
A good thing to do, is to either use tea tree oil, you rub it into your scalp to kill the lice, keep in for 10 or so minutes, or buy some head lice fluid from the local pharmacy, it is easy to use, just follow the instructions on the packet. Get a shampoo that kills them. Check the pharmacy.
"Mice" is already plural. You form the possessive in the standardway, by adding an apostrophe and "s" to the end: mice's . Example sentence: Ron said he would clean the mice's cagestomorrow.
Most English words fall into that category. For a start, only nouns and verbs can have a plural form. And many nouns have no plural: think of abstract nouns such as tenuousness and joylessness , for example. Some nouns, such as sheep, take the same form in the plural as in the singular, whic…h is a different thing altogether. ( Full Answer )
The plural for the adjective pronoun 'his' is ' their ', a word that describes a noun. The plural for the possessive pronoun 'his' is ' theirs ', a word that takes the place of a noun belonging to someone or some thing.
You can be singular or plural depending on the context. When addressing a single person, you refer to that person as "you". When addressing an audience, you refer to all the people as "you".
A normal, thorough housecleaning should be sufficient for eliminating the threat of head lice in your house. Experts recommend vacuuming fabric surfaces (carpets, furniture, etc) that the infested person may have come in contact with. Any items that can be laundered are recommended to be done at …the highest possible water and dryer temperatures. No leading authorities recommend the use of house sprays or fumigating fogs. Head lice can only survive 1-2 days off the human head without a blood meal. ( Full Answer )
Special shampoo or you can contact your veterinarian for help, If your mouse does have bugs you should probably clean its cage or something...
You can rub your fingers over the mouse and then examine your fingers in a bright light. You can see powdery white flecks on your fingers and if your eyes are good, you can see them move. If in doubt, use a magnifying glass and it will be obvious.
you get lice because you hang around people that have lice or its because u dont take showers You get lice by being in close proximity to another person who has head lice... It has nothing to do with cleanliness..... that is scabies.
The word mice is the plural form of mouse .(one mouse , two mice )
Yuck! Those are the nastiest creatures. Okay well, you have to wash everything and dry everything you possibly can. You have to dry the items so they are dry and not damp. The heat from the dryer is what actually kills the lice. So don't skimp on the drying time. When I say you have to wash and dry …everything. I mean everything. That includes the pillows, stuffed animals, clothing on the floor, bedding, anything that has the possibility of coming into contact with the lice. You have to make sure that the lice and its eggs are out of the person's head. Washing with the lice shampoo and picking out the nits isn't good enough. You have to follow that 2nd treatment and make sure you get every single nit out. and when you do get a nit out don't just throw the nit on the floor. Flush it down the toilet and wash your hands. Now, for the stuff that you can't wash. There is the spray for lice you can use around the house and on the bedding. But those cans can be real expensive after a while. So I would save those for the bedding. And make sure you get the entire bed, not just the top. You have to get the sides too. These are insects that crawl. So don't think they're going to stay in one place. If you happen to have a rug cleaner especially one that has a steamer on it, that is an excellent way to clean the carpet and furniture. The heat from the steam will help kill the lice. Also you can take insecticide and spray it on the carpeting or bug bombs, but that's going to the extreme. You also have to make sure you do your vehicle and the seats too. As long as you know that you need to wash and dry everything and spray the bedding and the carseats and interior and do the lice and nit check and cleaning on the head of the person, your lice infestation should go away. ( Full Answer )
All you do is get a bug spray and spray the so called "lice" which lives in your so called "house"
Well go somewhere else for a couple days since they cannot live long without people
It is the way language developed from early times. The old English word for a single animal was 'mus' and the plural 'mys. These names stemmed from Latin and Greek. Also the difference is caused by the human habit of being lazy and taking the easiest way. It was easier to say 'mice' from the old Eng…lish than mouses. However 'mouses' is acceptable ( Full Answer )
This is because "hice" sounds like "heist" and nobody wants a heist in their house :)
Well If Yhu Want To Get Rid Of It It's Very Easy 1. Wash Yhur Hair Many Timee Bout 4 Timee 2. Do Roller On Yhur Hair 3. Blow Dry Yhur Hair With The Blower 4. Or Can Pass The Flat Iron Many Times The Heat Kills The Lice & There Eqqs
If the right sprays are used, possibly.. There are several "sprays" that color that Nits (eggs) that a louse singular for lice) which make it easier to remove them. However, there is no scientific proof that spray a pesticide throughout your home, will help. the National Pedculocious (SP) Associati…on, recommends vacuuming what you can, placing other none washables in a plastic bag for 2 weeks of in a hot dryer for 20 minutes, boiling brushing and MOST IMPORTANTLY removing all the nits. ( Full Answer )
I think the reverse question is more appropriate: Why do people spell all plurals with the letter s when most are pronounced as a z? Answer: s is used to represent z all over the place in English. As in the words "as", "used", "represent" or "does", s can sound like a z. It folllows that it doesn't… matter if you consistently use "s" to pluralize words. Some plurals are not pronounced as a "z" (are not "voiced"): e.g. pots and pans = "potS" and "panZ" lots of ands = "lotS" of "andZ" Some people simply don't like z at all (especially since Shakespear's "Thou unnecessary letter" quote) and refuse to use it even in -ize words, but then insist on its use in words like "haze", "daze", "doze", "zone", "zenith", "zinc" etc. Zoinks. ( Full Answer )
Louse (cinifes) is a 3rd Declension Feminine (Yes, Romans were blatantly sexist) noun. Thus: . cinifes -- the/a louse (subject)---------Nominative Singular cinifis -- of the louse/ the louse's------Genitive Singular cinifi -- to/for the louse-------------------Dative Singular cinifem -- a lo…use (direct object)--------Accusative Singular cenife -- by/with/from the louse--------Ablative Singular cinifes -- the lice (subject)-------------Nominative Plural cinifum -- of the lice---------------------Genitive Plural cinifibus -- to/for the lice---------------Dative Plural cinifes -- the lice (direct object)-------Accusative Plural cinifibus -- by/with/from the lice------Ablative Plural ( Full Answer )
you can get it from anyone who has head lice or places like hotels , movie theater's friends house ( sharing bows brushes) pretty much anywhere you put your head where someone has head lice.
Yes, anyone can get lice. They fall out of hair and can get into pillows and stuff.
Most mass nouns (non-countable) nouns have no plural forms, e.g.: data (this has now replaced datum as the singular form), information, suspense, air, any of the elements
lice is translated "poux" (particular plural form with an 'x') in French. Louse is spelled "pou" (masc.). Pubic lice are commonly named "morpion" (masc.)
Plural is more than one. Example: tree = trees ( there's more than one tree)
You will have to use a special shampoo made for head lice on everyone in the household to kill the lice. If the shampoo doesn't specifically state on the label that it also kills the nits (eggs of lice), you may need to use a special nit comb, which is a comb that removes the eggs of the lice. Other…wise, the eggs may hatch a few days later and cause a re-infestation. You will also have to wash ALL bedding in very hot water, and dry in a hot clothes dryer or hang on a clothesline in bright, hot sun. Also, any clothing which has been recently worn will need to be laundered. ( Full Answer )
No, but some plural words have other meanings that can bepluralized. The plural "peoples" refers to more than one "people"(collective noun for an ethnic group).
No, mouse is the singular version of mice. Mouse represents just one, mice represent more than one mouse.
The pronoun-verb combination 'you are' is the singular or plural form; for example: Jane, you are next. Joe and Jane, you are next. Boys and girls, you are next.
No, the word mice is a plural noun. The word mice endingwith an s must have the apostrophe before the ending s (mice's). The word mice's is the possessive form of the pluralnoun. The singular noun is mouse. The singular possessive noun is mouse's. EXAMPLES Plural: Jack has two pet mice . T…he mice's names areMickey and Minnie. Singular: A mouse was nibbling the doughnut. The mouse'swhiskers were covered with powdered sugar. ( Full Answer )
The plural form of mouse is mice. The word "mouse's" (with an apostrophe) is the possessive form (e.g. a mouse's tail ).
The word 'the' has no plural. The word 'the' is a definite article, used to indicate that the noun that follows it is a specific person or thing. When more than one person or thing is spoken of, either no article or adjective is used ( The car crashed . to Cars crashed. ); the plural demonstrative …pronouns are used ( These cars ... or Those cars ...); or a possessive noun or pronoun is used ( Their cars crashed . or Joe and Jane's cars crashed .) ( Full Answer )
go to your doctor...and you will probably get a special shampoo or something to kill the head lice, and a special comb..
Depends whether you use same pillows/pillowcases, or come into contact with their head or anything that touched their head...
The singular for lice is louse . However the word is rarelyused as if you find one louse in your hair, there are certainlyhundreds of lice there.
Examples of plural nouns with plural endings: . parents . parks . hot dogs . lawyers . neighborhoods . tomatoes Examples of plural nouns with irregular plural forms: . children . cities . geese . media . men . teeth
yes mice can carry lice and when this mice passes another the contact of the fur will pass the bug.
The singular is mouse; the plural is mice; the plural possessive is mice's . When making an irregular plural noun into the possessive form, you treat the plural form the same as a singular regular noun. For example: . man, men, men's . ox, oxen, oxen's . goose, geese, geese's . party, part…ies, parties' . cactus, cacti, cacti's . box, boxes, boxes' . mouse, mice, mice's, mices' ( Full Answer )
"Lice are" - as the word 'lice' refers that there is more than one the word louse is used to refer to one lice
"Genital Lice" would be something called "Crabs" it lives in your genitals, but doesn't last very long off the body. In other words for Crabs it can be called HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and it can not be cured. As for the lice that lives on top of the head, then there is really no other word for i…t but lice, unless you want to call them "head bugs." ( Full Answer )
the plural of word is words --- A variant of a singular noun which describes multiples. Generallythis is created using an appended letter 's' (such as Car singular Cars Plural) inEnglish however there are many irregular plurals nouns to whichthis does not apply. e.g. ane example of an irregular… plural Mouse singular Mice (irregularPlural) And a regular plural Dog singular Dogs (regularPlural) ( Full Answer )