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  1. Singular and Plural Nouns Singular Noun: A noun that names one person, place or thing. Plural Noun: A noun that names more than one person, place or thing.

  2. Singular and Plural Nouns Rules for adding -S Rules for adding -es • Add –s to most singular nouns • One boy> two boys • One puddle> both puddles • A rose> ten roses • Add –es to singular nouns that end with “s”, “x”, “o”, “ch”, or “sh” • One bus> three buses • This box>some boxes • One bunch> six bunches • A wish> many bunches • A volcano> two volcanoes

  3. Nouns Ending with y Rule 1: If the noun ends with a vowel and y, add -s

  4. Nouns ending with y (cont) Singular Plural • One toy • A monkey • a boy • Many toys • Five monkeys • Three boys

  5. Nouns Ending with y Rule 2: If the noun ends with a consonant and y, change the y to I and add -es

  6. Nouns ending with y(cont) Singular Plural • One family • This city • A baby • Some families • Six cities • Two babies

  7. Irregular Plural Nouns Rule: There are some plural nouns that just have to be remembered

  8. Irregular Plural Nouns Singular (one person) Plural(two or more) • One man • One cactus • One child • One woman • One index • One mouse • One ox • One foot • One goose • Two men • Two cacti • Two children • Two women • Two indices • Two mice • Two oxen • Two feet • Two geese

  9. Nouns ending with f or fe Rule: Some nouns ending in f or fe are made plural by changing f or fe to “ves”. There are some exceptions in which you only add s(ex: chief, safe, grief, kerchief, hoof, roof)

  10. Nouns ending with f or fe Singular Plural • Calf • Loaf • Shelf • Life • Wolf • Knife • Calves • Loaves • Shelves • Lives • Wolves • Knives

  11. Try It Out !What is the plural form of each noun? • berry • holiday • goose • shelf • pony • party • lady • loaf 9. puppy 10. man 11.hobby 12. key 13. foot 14.life 15. firefly 16. mouse