Which is correct rooves or roofs?

In the U.S., roofs is the standard plural of roof; elsewhere rooves is fairly common but becoming less so. The same holds true for an increasing number of words ending in “f.”

Are roofs rooves or UK?

Roofs is the plural of roof in all varieties of English. 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.

Is roofs a proper word?

A: Yes. And you’re right with “roofs” – it is definitely the accepted plural form, without doubt.

What is the roof plural?

roof. noun. \ ˈrüf , ˈru̇f \ plural roofs.

When did rooves change to roofs?

Rooves as a plural for of roof is dated, but not incorrect. The Oxford English Dictionary lists “rooves” as an alternate to roofs, one of several outdated spellings used in the UK, and in New England as late as the 19th century. Um, as late as the 20th century, by my reading.

Is there such a word as rooves?

Rooves is an incorrect pluralization of the word roof and should be avoided. Today, the usage of rooves is so low as to approximate zero. Bryan Garner, in his book Garner’s Modern English Usage, estimates the disparity to be 535:1. In other words, there is only one correct plural form of roof—and it is roofs.

What is the plural of roof in England?

The standard plural form in BrE is roofs, but there is an occasional, and recognized, minority form rooves, which will disturb many people.

Why roof plural is roofs?

Why plural of roof is roofs not rooves?

Rooves is always considered a spelling error and will only serve to distract your readers or cause them to question your credibility. Since roofs is spelled with an F, like the word first, remember that roofs is the first word you should think of when you need a noun to refer to more than one roof.

Why are Roofs not rooves?