Octopuses vs. Octopi

Ladies and gentlemen, in this lesson, we will tell you all there is about the differences and similarities between these two words.

"Octopuses" vs. "Octopi" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both are plural forms of 'octopus'. However, 'octopuses' is more common among native speakers.

Differences

These two have no differences.

Similarities

Both are plural forms of 'octopus'. Look at the examples below:

The octopi do not have any bones.

Octopuses are so flexible that they can move through anything.

Are They Interchangeable?

Most native speakers use these two interchangeably because they are one and the same. Compare:

✓ Did you know that octopuses have three hearts?

✓ Did you know that octopi have three hearts?

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