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Singular and Plural nouns

Formation of plural nouns

Omar Lizarazo

on 9 May 2013

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Transcript of Singular and Plural nouns

Noun singular plural When a noun means
one object only When a noun means
more than one object Examples: boy, girl,
book, church, box Examples: boys, girls,
books, churches, boxes Rule 1: The plural of nouns is usually formed by adding - s to a singular noun lamp lamps
cat cats
fork forks
flower flowers Rule 2: Nouns ending in s, z, x, sh, and ch form the plural by adding - es. moss mosses
buzz buzzes
box boxes
dish dishes
church churches Exercise: Write the plural of each of these nouns:

dress brush hex hair star farm storm door rock
wish class fox cross
bench bush ax grass mantis

3 points Rule 3: Nouns ending in - y preceded by a consonant is formed into a plural by changing - y to - ies. Rule 4: Nouns ending in y preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding - s. A noun is a word that
names a person, place or thing SINGULAR
PLURAL NOUNS Exercise: Write in front of each word
if names a person, place or object:

horse bench park
father friend city 2 points To form a plural noun
there are some rules: Quick Review Exercise: Tell if the following nouns are singular or plural

box cats slipper forks books
chair desk houses paper wagon
lamps shoes garden horses dress
dog carts kitchen pony glass Exercise: Write the plural of the following nouns

chair star pencil girl boy
ax bush coat tree bench
sketch owner touch latch mug lady ladies
city cities
army armies boy boys
day days Exercise: Write the plural of the following words

day toy essay turkey chimney
fly baby pony injury
play joy valley alley volley
lady beauty story history
4 points Rule 5: Most nouns ending in -o preceded by a consonant is formed into a plural by adding es. hero heroes
potato potatoes Rule 6: Some nouns ending in f or fe are made plural by changing f or fe to - ves. beef beeves
wife wives Exercise: Write the plural of the following words

calf self buffalo hero leaf
sheaf life potato volcano half
loaf shelf half wolf knife
elf thief cargo wife gulf

4 points Exception:
The following form their plurals by adding - s.

chief, chiefs fife, fifes mischief, mischiefs hoof, hoofs
roof, roofs grief, griefs kerchief, kerchiefs safe, safes man, men foot, feet mouse, mice
woman, women tooth, teeth louse, lice
child, children ox, oxen goose, geese Irregular Nouns The following nouns have no singular:

scissors oats tongs dregs
trousers pinchers bellows snuffers
cattle shears measles mumps
victuals tweezers vespers
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