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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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Rules
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
finishes

  • finish is the root or base word

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


Kettles
kettles

  • kettle is the root or base word

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


Relatives
relatives

  • What is the root word?

  • relative

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


Banishes
banishes

  • What is the root word?

  • banish

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


Witnesses
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
Divide the following words into base words and inflections

  • schools teams foxes desks

  • babies families glasses boxes

  • tales lunches trophies cans

  • churches plays kites hills

  • dogs pictures buses touches