Faculty vs. faculties

Faculty = Power of mind or physical or natural ability to hear, see, think, move, etc. (in this case plural ‘faculties’ is possible as the case may be)

  • Prof. Thomas has a great faculty for learning languages.
  • Even at the age of 90 he still had all his faculties.
  • The mental faculties.

BUT never use faculties in the following cases.

A) Faculty = The whole teaching staff of a University or department such as the Faculty of Law/Science.

  • The principal convened the meeting of the faculty ( NOT faculties)
  • He is a faculty member in the Department of Electronics.

B) Faculty = a specific academic department in University or College.

  • The faculty of history/Mathematics.


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