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  1. Plural Rule 1 • Most words add ‘s’ to make the plural. one apple two apples book → books train → trains pen → pens name → names shop → shops friend → friends

  2. Plural Rule 2 • Add ‘es’to words ending in ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘s’, ‘ss’,‘x’ or ‘z’ to make the plural. one box many boxes quiz→ quizes beach → beaches bus → buses dish → dishes loss →losses bunch → bunches

  3. Plural Rule 3A • When the letter before a ‘y’ is a consonant, change the ‘y’ to an‘i’before adding an ‘es’. one baby two babies city → citiesberry -→ berries pony → poniesfamily -→ families reply → replieslady -→ ladies

  4. Plural Rule 3B • When words end in ‘ay’, ‘ey’, ‘iy’, ’oy’, and ‘uy’ add an ‘s’ to make the plural. one donkey two donkeys day → daysboy → boys key → keysdelay → delays play →plays guy → guys

  5. Plural Rules 6 • Sometimes a word may completely change its form when a plural is made. one child two children person → people goose → geese man → men fungus → fungi