HOW TO FORM PLURAL NOUNS Adapted from: www.primaryresources.co.uk. http://busyteacher.org/12917-powerpoint-forming-plural-nouns.html. RULE 1. Most words add ‘s’ t o make the plural . one apple two apple s desk → desk s month → month s book → book s train → train s
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Most words add ‘s’ to make the plural.
Add‘es’to words ending in ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘s’, ‘ss’,‘x’ or ‘z’ to make the plural.
This ending is pronounced /z/
When the letter before a ‘y’ is a consonant, change the ‘y’ to an ‘i’before adding an ‘es’.
When the letter before a ‘y’ is a vowel, add an ‘s’to make the plural
Some nouns that end in oare made plural by addings
Other nouns that end in o are made plural by adding es
When words end in ‘f’ or ‘fe’ change the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ to a ‘v’ before adding ‘es’.
Sometimes a word may completely change its form when a plural is made.
Sometimes a word may stay the same in both its singular and plural form.
one fishmany fish
tuna → tuna trout → trout
deer → deer sheep → sheep
series → series aircraft → aircraft