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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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How to form plural nouns adapted from www primaryresources co uk

HOW TO FORM PLURAL NOUNSAdapted from:www.primaryresources.co.uk

http://busyteacher.org/12917-powerpoint-forming-plural-nouns.html


Rule 1
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


Rule 2
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/


Rule 3
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


Rule 4
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


Rule 5
RULE 5

Some nouns that end in oare made plural by addings

  • zoo = zoos

  • kangaroo = kangaroos

  • video = videos


Other nouns that end in o are made plural by adding es

  • tomato = tomatoes

  • potato = potatoes

  • hero = heroes


Rule 6
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


Some nouns that end in f are made plural simply by adding s
Some nouns that end in f are made plural simply by adding s

  • chief = chiefs roof = roofs

  • handkerchief(s) cliff = cliffs


Rule 7 irregular plurals
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


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


Some nouns are always plural
Some nouns are always plural

  • Trousers

  • Shorts

  • Jeans

  • Pants * You can use a pair of

  • Tights with these plural

  • Pyjamas nouns.

  • Glasses

  • Scissors


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