The plural of a few nouns is formed in irregular ways. You will have to memorize these. SingularPlural mouse mice foot feet goose geese mother-in-law mothers-in-law drive-in drive-ins
Other examples of irregular plural nouns SingularPlural child children man men woman women person people die dice tooth teeth ox oxen
A few nouns have the same singular and plural form SingularPlural sheep sheep Chinese Chinese moose moose grapefruit grapefruit deer deer salmon salmon fish fish
Practice A team of ______ pulled a wagon with three _______ inside. • A. ox . . . woman • B. oxen . . . women • C. oxes . . . women • D.oxens . . . womans
Near the campsite they saw two _______ and several ________. • A. deer . . . moose • B. deers . . . moose • C. deers . . . mooses • D. deer . . . meese
Write each sentence in your notebook using the correct plural 1. The (foots, feet) on the girl were dirty. • Every school has many (children, childs). • She was missing her two front (teeth, tooths). • The two (mouses, mice) were eating cheese. • Three (woman, women) are talking. • Many (persons, people) walk to work.