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PLURAL OF NOUNS

Nouns are part of speech that names a person, place or thing.

 

 

1. CREATING PLURALS

 

- Plural of most nouns is created by adding "s": 

singular
plural
dog
dogs
river
rivers
book
books

  

 

 - For nouns ending with constant plus "-y" , we make the plural changing "-y" to "-ies":

singular
plural
story
stories
baby
babies
family
families
city
cities
country
countries

 

 

- For nouns that end in "-ch, -sh, -s or x", we make the plural by adding "-es":

singular
plural
box
boxes
kiss
kisses
church
churches
class
classes
wish
wishes

 

- For nouns ending with "-y" preceded by a vowel, we make the plural by adding "-s":

singular
plural
play
plays
boy
boys
toy
toys
key
keys
day
days

 

 

- For nouns ending in "-f" or "-fe":

singular
plural
leaf
leaves
scarf
scarves
life
lives
wife
wives

 

 

- Most nouns that end with "-o", we make plural by adding "-s":

singular
plural
piano
pianos
video
videos
zoo
zoos
studio
studios

 

 

- Some noun are irregular:

singular
plural
man
men
woman
women
child
children
foot
feet
tooth
teeth
person
people
mouse
mice

 

 

- Some nouns don't change:

singular
plural
fish
fish
deer
deer
sheep
sheep
species
species
aircraft
aircraft

 

 

REMEMBER

 

There are plurals of words which have come into English prom a foreign language such as Latin or Greek, and they often have two possible spellings - the foreign plural spelling and a English one. For example we can spell the plural of aquarium (from Latin) as aquaria (it's the Latin plural) or aquariums (the English plural).