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Nouns ending in us

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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