Make Your Editor Cry: Crisis (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of crisis is crises.
crisis: an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending
The singular of crisis is crisis. The plural of crisis is crises. Note the -e that replaces the second -i in this case. The word crisises is not a thing, or word. The noun crisis has a Greek root, which is the derivation of the plural crises. There is no alternative English plural form. The noun crisis conforms to the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
Crises are abrupt negative changes in security, economic, political, or environmental affairs.
Natural crises such as tsunamis or volcanoes are inherently unpredictable.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.