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Shiela

Is it proper to say "I feel nausiated" or "I feel nautious?"

anonny

I feel fish, literally.

Stuart

Ichthyologists tend to use "fish" to describe multiple individuals of the same species and "fishes" to describe individuals of different species. Check out this article: "http://mrcarlton.net/blog/?p=20"

ratna

Fish?

marci x

i think it is fish and fishes, both are gramatically correct so tell my friend laura tullett that she is wrong because she it is fish but it could be fishes too so hahaha

marci x

im bored, history is so boring, mr elders, my history teacher bores me to tears, btw, i love fishes, lol. i love guppys!!!!!

Calypsofish

As a professional ichthyologist I concur that in general English ( as opposed to US or Canadian) usage fish is the singular or plural apertaining to a single type or species.
Fishes is the plural where two or more different species / types are referred to

one_bright_cookie

As a professional knower of all things, I think I've got this one covered:

More than one fish in a pan = fish

More than one fish in the ocean = fishes

Samuel

fish = food
fishes = multiple individual animals.

Usedtobgop

This is all very fishy.

劉建宏

I have benefited greatly from this article.

DissertationIn1

I guess if we go by what was taught to us, fishes is not the correct form. But i think language change does happen with change in boundaries!!

Judge

There's another important usage of "fishes" - the possessive plural. If you say "the fish's eyes" you will be understood to be referring to one individual. To use the plural possessive you need to write "the fishes' eyes". This is true whether you are referring to one species or more than one.
Example: "Prepare four red mullet. If you use a sharp knife you will find the fishes' scales come off easily."

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