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If a person were to be using maths without an 's' at the end, would you be having a problem with it?
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If a person where to be using maths without an 's' at the end, would you be having a problem with it?
No, but I would assume that they were from a country other than the UK
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It depends, math is the American version but if they're British and saying math :unimpressed:
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Yes I would.

It is Maths.

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Yes I would.

It is Maths.

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Actually, it is mathematics
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I'd have no issue. I myself sometimes say math as I consider it to be a valid abbreviation.
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I have come to this conclusion that americans cant spell.
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Math dosent sound right maths it soo much better.

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Actually, it is mathematics
Mind = blown :rolleyes:
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I have come to this conclusion that americans cant spell.
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Math dosent sound right maths it soo much better.

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Mathematics. I'm from the UK, so when I was a kid I used to say Maths, but now it's Mathematics.

When I hear people say 'Math', I usually assume that the person is from abroad, but when I know that the person is from the UK and they say 'Math', I do find it irksome. In my book, if you are going to use 'Americanisms', use them consistently or not at all.
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Some British people can get so wound up about this sort of stuff, it's ridiculous. :lol: Many of the American spellings make more sense, anyway.
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No such thing as 'math'. Math = mathematic, it's nonsense, there is no such word as mathematic, doesn't exist. The correct term is mathematics, or maths, plural. Dumb Americans are corrupting the English language.
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Some British people can get so wound up about this sort of stuff, it's ridiculous. :lol: Many of the American spellings make more sense, anyway.
I agree

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Mathematics is plural so MATHS makes more sense than MATH.

It just sounds wrong... especially when a person from the UK says it.
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Would I have a problem with it? About as much as I would with someone using "where" instead of "were" in the question "If a person where to be using maths without an 's' at the end, would you be having a problem with it?"

In other words, an afternoon in the stocks for either offence would seem about right.
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(Original post by Stinkum)
No such thing as 'math'. Math = mathematic, it's nonsense, there is no such word as mathematic, doesn't exist. The correct term is mathematics, or maths, plural. Dumb Americans are corrupting the English language.
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Mathematics is plural so MATHS makes more sense than MATH.

It just sounds wrong... especially when a person from the UK says it.
"Mathematics" is singular. :/ Just because it has an "s" at the end doesn't make it plural.
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Would I have a problem with it? About as much as I would with someone using "where" instead of "were" in the question "If a person where to be using maths without an 's' at the end, would you be having a problem with it?"

In other words, an afternoon in the stocks for either offence would seem about right.
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"Mathematics" is singular. :/ Just because it has an "s" at the end doesn't make it plural.
Spot on man . Bus isn't plural, but buses is.
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You have made my afternoon, Wilson.
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