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Study the word list: Nouns ending in us

When you hear the /us/ sound at the end of a noun, the spelling is us.

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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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Learn about these words in Unit 29. Word ending: -ous

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