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  1. HOW TO FORM PLURAL NOUNSAdapted from:www.primaryresources.co.uk http://busyteacher.org/12917-powerpoint-forming-plural-nouns.html

  2. RULE 1 Most words add ‘s’ to make the plural. • one apple two apples • desk → desks month → months • book → books train → trains • pen → pens name → names • shop → shops friend → friends • chair → chairs teacher →teachers

  3. RULE 2 Add‘es’to words ending in ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘s’, ‘ss’,‘x’ or ‘z’ to make the plural. • one box many boxes • wish → wishes beach → beaches • cross → crosses waltz → waltzes • bus → buseschurch → churches • dish → dishes loss → losses • fox → foxes bunch → bunches This ending is pronounced /z/

  4. RULE 3 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 → ponies family → families • reply → replieslady → ladies

  5. RULE 4 When the letter before a ‘y’ is a vowel, add an ‘s’to make the plural • one donkey two donkeys • day → daysboy → boys • key → keysdelay → delays • play →plays guy → guys

  6. RULE 5 Some nouns that end in oare made plural by addings • zoo = zoos • kangaroo = kangaroos • video = videos

  7. Other nouns that end in o are made plural by adding es • tomato = tomatoes • potato = potatoes • hero = heroes

  8. RULE 6 When words end in ‘f’ or ‘fe’ change the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ to a ‘v’ before adding ‘es’. • one knife two knives • leaf → leaves life → lives • half → halves wife → wives • thief → thieves

  9. Some nouns that end in f are made plural simply by adding s • chief = chiefs roof = roofs • handkerchief(s) cliff = cliffs

  10. RULE 7: IRREGULAR PLURALS Sometimes a word may completely change its form when a plural is made. • one child two children • person →people goose → geese • man → men woman → women • mouse→ mice foot → feet • tooth→ teeth

  11. 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

  12. Some nouns are always plural • Trousers • Shorts • Jeans • Pants * You can use a pair of • Tights with these plural • Pyjamas nouns. • Glasses • Scissors

  13. THE END