Monday, June 21, 2010

Fish, Fish, Fishes, and Grammar

Fish are our first group of animals, but before we discuss them, a note on English. One fish is, of course, a fish. The plural is also fish. However, the plural of different kinds of fish is “fishes.” So if you catch five of them, you’ve caught five fish. If you’re talking about groups, as we will, its fishes.
A Life of Life preps us to dive into discussing vertebrates. (Pun intentional)


  1. And when do we say "fishies," pray tell? ;-)

  2. Isn't that during bath time, with our little rubber duckies? :-D