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Plural Rules. Singular Nouns. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A singular noun names only one person, place, thing, or idea. one boy one forest one apple one piece . Plural Nouns. A plural noun names two or more people, places, things, or ideas.

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singular nouns
Singular Nouns

A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A singular noun names only one person, place, thing, or idea.

  • one boy
  • one forest
  • one apple
  • one piece
plural nouns
Plural Nouns

A plural noun names two or more people, places, things, or ideas.

  • some boys
  • six forests
  • two apples
  • many pieces

What do you notice about each of the words in the plural list above?

practice
Practice

Go to page 3 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 1 – 12.

united streaming
United Streaming

Lesson 3: Singular and Plural Nouns, Regular and Irregular Nouns [03:46]

rule 1
Rule 1

To form the plural of most nouns you simply add an s to the end of the noun.

rule 2
Rule 2

If the noun ends in sh, ch, x, s, orzaddesto make it plural.

  • Notice that these words all end in a “hissing” sound.
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Practice

Go to page 3 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 13 – 30.

End Lesson 1

rule 3
Rule 3

If a noun ends in a consonant plus y, the y changes to ibefore es is added. Note: If the noun ends in a vowel plus y, just add s.

What are the vowels?

a

e

i

o

u

All the other letters are

consonants.

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So

Play ends in a (vowel) and y therefore the plural form is plays.

Monkeys ends in e (vowel) and y therefore the plural form is monkeys.

Likewise

Party ends in t (consonant) and y therefore the plural form is parties.

Candy ends in d (consonant) and y therefore the plural form is candies.

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Practice

Go to page 5 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 1 – 18.

rule 4
Rule 4

Most of the words that end with f, ff, or fe are made plural by changing the ending to -ves.

online activity
Online Activity

Practice with Rules 1, 4, & 2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/swf/y5_activity1.swf

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Practice

Go to page 5 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 19 – 44.

End Lesson 2

rule 5
Rule 5

Words that end in o are usually made plural by adding s.

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There are two helpful rules:
  • All words that end in a vowel plus o (ao, eo, io, oo, uo) have plurals that end in just s.
  • All musical terms ending in o have plural ending in just s.
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Online Activity

Practice with Rules 3 and 5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/activities_y5/activity2.shtml

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Practice

Go to page 10 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 1 – 18.

rule 6
Rule 6

Some words are the same in both the singular and the plural forms.

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Practice

Go to page 10 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 19 – 30.

End Lesson 3

rule 7
Rule 7

Some words form their plural by changing the whole word. These are called irregular nouns. With irregular nouns, you have to memorize the plural form.

rule 8
Rule 8

Some nouns are called noncount nouns. You don\'t make noncount nouns plural.

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Practice

Go to page 15 in your Weasel packet. Complete numbers 1 – 40.

End Lesson 4

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