When you hear the /us/ sound at the end of a noun, the spelling is us.
|circus||I object to animals performing in a circus.|
|crocus||The nicest flower to appear in spring is the crocus.|
|focus||It was difficult to focus on the moving car. *|
|discus||She threw the discus at the athletics event.|
|fungus||A mushroom is a type of fungus.|
|surplus||All the surplus stock was given to charity.|
|bonus||The free meal at the event was a bonus.|
|chorus||I've been chosen to sing in the chorus.|
|virus||On holiday he caught a virus.|
|status||The status bar shows what documents you are working on.|
|genius||Einstein was a genius. *|
|prospectus||We have asked for the college prospectus.|
|stimulus||Babies enjoy the stimulus of colourful toys.|
|terminus||The rail terminus is the final station on the line.|
|thesaurus||Use a thesaurus to widen your vocabulary.|
|apparatus||Do you have the correct apparatus for this experiment?|
|asparagus||James doesn't eat asparagus.|
|brontosaurus||The brontosaurus was common in North America.|
|hippopotamus||Hippo is short for hippopotamus.|
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