phenomena vs. phenomenon

The plural of phenomenon is either phenomena or, especially in North America, phenomenons. However, I frequently see people incorrectly use phenomena as the singular form, for example in

This phenomena is very general …

The correct form is of course

This phenomenon is very general …


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