Posted by: episystechpubs | July 11, 2012

Editor’s Corner: Can I Have a Kudo?

This made me laugh, and it’s short but sweet. Today’s item is from the new book Grammar Girl’s 101 Troublesome Words You’ll Master in No Time.

No Such Thing as a Kudo

What’s the Trouble? Some people mistakenly believe that kudos is plural.

Kudos means “praise” or “glory” and is often used where congratulations would fit. It comes directly from Greek and is singular, just as praise and glory are singular. However, because kudos ends in s and congratulations is plural, some people mistakenly believe that kudos is plural and use kudo as a singular form. Such use is incorrect.

What Should You Do? Use kudos, and remember that it’s singular.


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