Plural Nouns

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Plural Noun -names more than one person, place or thing.   CHANGING PLURAL NOUNS:

  • * Usually plural nouns have an “S” ending.
Examples:  

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 EXCEPT WHEN...

  • a singular noun ends in SH, SH, CH or X, add es to make the plural form.
Examples:   Box=Boxes Brush=Brushes Dish=Dishes Peach=Peaches  
  • irregular nouns that don’t change when they are plural. You need to memorize them
Examples:   See video to learn more:

See “es” ending tab for more examples of plural nouns

 
  • -a singular noun ends in a consonant and y, change y to i and add es.
Examples: Singular /  Plural Candy  /  Candies, Party   /   Parties, Cherry  /  Cherries, Bunny   /   Bunnies

See “ies” ending tab for more examples of plural nouns

Plural Nouns with a “s” ending Usually plural nouns have an “S” ending, except for the words that end in s, x, ch, sh or y   Examples of Plural Nouns with an “s” ending Singular /  Plural boat  /   boats hat  /   hats cat    /   cats doll   /   dolls house   /   houses river   /   rivers

Plural Nouns with an “es” ending a singular noun ends in SH, SH, CH or X, add es to make the plural form. Examples: Singular   /   Plural   box    /    boxes   brush     /   brushes   dish     /   dishes   peach      /   peaches class   /  classes fox   / foxes wish    / wishes switch    / switches witch     /  witches church     / churches  

Plural Nouns with “ies” ending A noun ending in y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies. Examples: Singular /  Plural cry       /   cries dry  /     dries fly    /     flies city     /   cities lady    /  ladies baby  /   babies  

  There are some irregular formations for noun plurals.   See examples below… Singular /  Plural woman   /  women man /  men child   /    children tooth   /   teeth foot    /    feet person    /     people leaf   /    leaves half     /    halves knife   /    knives wife    /   wives life    /   live loaf    /    loaves potato  /    potatoes ox    / oxen goose    / geese cactus   /  cacti focus   /    foci fungus  /   fungi nucleus  /   nuclei analysis   /    analyses oasis   /    oases thesis   /    theses crisis    /   crises phenomenon    /     phenomena datum  /    data  

Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural. You have to memorize them   Singular  / Plural sheep   /  sheep fish   / fish species    / species aircraft   /  aircraft deer  /  deer tuna    /   tuna salmon   /  salmon trout    / trout moose   /    moose bass  /   bass elk     / elk pike     /  pike  


       

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