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Inflections: -s, -es. Rules. The endings –s and –es form plural nouns and change verb tenses. The endings –es is added to words that end in sh,ch,ss,s,x,z. The ending –es forms its own syllable when it follows a consonant In words that end in consonant plus

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Inflections: -s, -es


Rules

  • The endings –s and –es form plural nouns and change verb tenses.

  • The endings –es is added to words that end in sh,ch,ss,s,x,z.

  • The ending –es forms its own syllable when it follows a consonant

  • In words that end in consonant plus

    -y, the –y is changed to –i when –es is added.


finishes

  • finish is the root or base word

  • The ending –es is added to the end of the word


kettles

  • kettle is the root or base word

  • The ending –s is added to the end of the word


relatives

  • What is the root word?

  • relative

  • The ending –s is added to the end of the word


banishes

  • What is the root word?

  • banish

  • The ending –es is added to the end of the word


witnesses

  • What is the root word?

  • witness

  • The ending –es is added to the end of the word


Divide the following words into base words and inflections

  • schoolsteamsfoxesdesks

  • babiesfamiliesglassesboxes

  • tales lunchestrophiescans

  • churchesplayskiteshills

  • dogspicturesbusestouches


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