We stepped out onto the roof of the building.
Plural of roof british english.
Trick to remember the difference.
I always thought roof becomes rooves the way hoof becomes hooves.
The chart below shows the relative usage of rooves vs.
Roofs in english since 1800.
The vaulted upper boundary of the mouth supported largely by the palatine bones and limited anteriorly by the dental lamina and posteriorly by the uvula and upper part of the fauces.
The roof of the car was not damaged in the accident.
Today the usage of rooves is so low as to approximate zero.
The plural form of roof is roofs or rooves.
A small stone cottage with a red slate roof.
British english also like a cat on hot bricks very nervous.
Rooves is an old secondary form and it still appears occasionally by analogy with other irregular plurals such as hooves but it is not common enough to be considered standard.
But what is the correct spelling in british english.
I have solar panels on my roof.
I ve tried it in english united kingdom and english new zealand i usually use the latter.
The plural can be pronounced ruːfs or ruːvz.
In other words there is only one correct plural form of roof and it is roofs.
See also green roof living roof sunroof.
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Roofs is the plural of roof in all varieties of english.
Plural roofs pronunciation note.
The roof of a building is the covering on top of it that protects the people and things inside from the weather.
But ms word doesn t even recognise rooves and it likes roofs.
Offices on the upper floors have access to a roof terrace.
I pronouce the plural rooves to rhyme with hooves.