Plural • Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es.
Plural • A noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies.
Plural • There are some irregular formations for noun plurals. Some of the most common ones are listed below.
Plural • Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural.
Plural • Some nouns have a plural form but take a singular verb. • news — The news ison at 6.30 p.m.athletics — Athletics isgood for young people.linguistics — Linguistics isthe study of language.darts — Darts isa popular game in England.
Plural • Some nouns have a plural form and take a plural verb. Examples: trousers — My trousers aretoo tight.jeans — Her jeans areblack.glasses — Those glasses arehis.
Possessive • Possessive nouns show ownership or possession. • Most words simply get apostrophe S ('s). the box belonging to Steve -> Steve's box the bedroom of the child -> the child's bedroom
Possessive • Plural nouns ending in S simply get an apostrophe (s'). • the box belonging to the girls -> the girls' box the bedroom of the kids -> the kids' bedroom
Possessive • For irregular plurals (not ending in S), add apostrophe S ('s). the coats of the women -> the women's coats the jackets of the children -> the children's jackets
Possessive • For names ending in S, add apostrophe S ('s). • the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles's cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis's jackets
Possessive • For names ending in S, simply add an apostrophe (s').the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles' cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis' jackets
Your Turn! • Write down the correct form in parentheses in each sentence: • 1) I think the notebook belongs to (Carlos, Carlo’s) • 2) Could the white rabbit in our yard be (someones, someone’s) pet? • 3) (Theres, There’s) nothing wrong with your computer.
Your Turn! • 4) A new (mens, men’s) store just opened in the Palms Plaza. • 5) The mail carrier delivered the package to the neighbors, but it was (ours, our’s). • 6) My brother was in Korea for two (years, year’s)