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HOW TO FORM PLURAL NOUNS Adapted from: www.primaryresources.co.uk. http://busyteacher.org/12917-powerpoint-forming-plural-nouns.html. RULE 1. Most words add ‘s’ t o make the plural . one apple two apple s desk → desk s month → month s book → book s train → train s

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HOW TO FORM PLURAL NOUNSAdapted from:www.primaryresources.co.uk

http://busyteacher.org/12917-powerpoint-forming-plural-nouns.html


RULE 1

Most words add ‘s’ to make the plural.

  • one apple two apples

  • desk →desks month →months

  • book → books train →trains

  • pen → pens name →names

  • shop →shops friend →friends

  • chair →chairs teacher →teachers


RULE 2

Add‘es’to words ending in ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘s’, ‘ss’,‘x’ or ‘z’ to make the plural.

  • one boxmany boxes

  • wish →wishesbeach →beaches

  • cross → crosseswaltz →waltzes

  • bus → buseschurch →churches

  • dish →dishesloss →losses

  • fox →foxesbunch → bunches

    This ending is pronounced /z/


RULE 3

When the letter before a ‘y’ is a consonant, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’before adding an ‘es’.

  • one babytwo babies

  • city →citiesberry →berries

  • pony → poniesfamily →families

  • reply → replieslady →ladies


RULE 4

When the letter before a ‘y’ is a vowel, add an ‘s’to make the plural

  • one donkeytwo donkeys

  • day →daysboy → boys

  • key →keysdelay →delays

  • play →plays guy →guys


RULE 5

Some nouns that end in oare made plural by addings

  • zoo = zoos

  • kangaroo = kangaroos

  • video = videos


Other nouns that end in o are made plural by adding es

  • tomato = tomatoes

  • potato = potatoes

  • hero = heroes


RULE 6

When words end in ‘f’ or ‘fe’ change the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ to a ‘v’ before adding ‘es’.

  • one knife two knives

  • leaf →leaveslife →lives

  • half →halveswife →wives

  • thief →thieves


Some nouns that end in f are made plural simply by adding s

  • chief = chiefsroof = roofs

  • handkerchief(s)cliff = cliffs


RULE 7: IRREGULAR PLURALS

Sometimes a word may completely change its form when a plural is made.

  • one child two children

  • person →peoplegoose →geese

  • man →menwoman →women

  • mouse→ micefoot → feet

  • tooth→ teeth


Sometimes a word may stay the same in both its singular and plural form.

one fishmany fish

tuna →tunatrout →trout

deer →deersheep →sheep

series →series aircraft → aircraft


Some nouns are always plural

  • Trousers

  • Shorts

  • Jeans

  • Pants* You can use a pair of

  • Tightswith these plural

  • Pyjamasnouns.

  • Glasses

  • Scissors


THE END


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