Gases vs. Gasses

In this lesson, I wanna lecture you about the differences and similarities between these two words. Do you think they are the plural forms of one noun?

"Gases" vs. "Gasses" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both are plural forms of the noun 'gas'. However, 'gases' is the standard form and it is more common than 'gasses'.

Differences

These two have no differences. 'Gases' is more common than ' gasses'. Look at the examples below:

These gases are lethal.

Today, we're gonna talk about gasses like Hydrogen.

Similarities

Both are plural forms of the word 'gas'. Check out the following examples:

Who can tell me the names of four natural gases?

Are chemical gasses toxic?

Are They Interchangeable?

Most native speakers use these interchangeably. Compare:

✓ Several chemical gases are released from factories.

✓ Several chemical gasses are released from factories.

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