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Singular and Plural Nouns. Tom Souter. There are 6 ways to change a noun from singular to plural. A noun is a person, place, or thing. Singular means only one noun. Plural means more than one noun. Rule 1 Most nouns become plural by adding “ s ”. boy. boy s. book. book s. desk. desk s.

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there are 6 ways to change a noun from singular to plural
There are 6 ways to change a noun from singular to plural.
  • A noun is a person, place, or thing.
  • Singular means only one noun.
  • Plural means more than one noun.
rule 1 most nouns become plural by adding s
Rule 1Most nouns become plural by adding “s”.

boy

boys

book

books

desk

desks

school

schools

rule 2 nouns that end in ch sh x add es
Rule 2Nouns that end in “ch”, “sh”, “x”, add “es”.

bush

bushes

box

boxes

church

churches

rule 5 nouns that end in a consonant letter and y drop the y and add ies
Rule 5Nouns that end in a consonant letter and “y”, drop the “y” and add “ies”.

sky

skies

puppy

puppies

donkey

donkeys

key

keys

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Review

1. Most nouns become plural by adding “s”.

cup cups

2. Nouns that end in “ch”, “sh”, “x” add “es”

dish dishes

3. Nouns that end in”f” or “fe” often change to “ves”.

knife knives

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Review

4. Some nouns change the inside spelling.

woman women

5. Nouns that end in consonant letter and “y”, drop the “y” and add “ies”.

fly flies

monkey monkeys

6. Some nouns do not change when making them plural.

cotton cotton

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Practice

mouse

mice

fly

flies

pen

pens

flash

flashes

rice

rice

life

lives