Singular And Plural Nouns
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A Plural noun names
Two or more Persons, Places, Things, or Ideas.
- Two cats,
- Four stores,
- Fifteen items
Let’s Understand How Do We Form Plural Nouns
1. For most singular nouns, we add ‘S’
a. Teacher – Teacher(s)
b. Students – Student(s)
c. Book – Book(s)
2. For nouns ending with s, x, z, sh, or ch, add es.
a. Gas – Gas(es)
b. Dish – Dish(es)
c. Church – Church(es)
3. For nouns ending with a consonant and y, change the y to I and add es. For nouns ending with a vowel and y, add s.
a. Army – Arm(ies)
b. Boy – Boy(s)
c. Sky – Sk(ies)
4. For nouns ending with f or fe, add s. Also for some nouns change the f to v and add s or es. (For more accuracy you will have to memorize the spellings)
a. Belief – Belief(s)
b. Roof – Roof(s)
c. Life – Li(ves)
In the Next Part You’re Gonna Find Nouns More Tricky
5. For nouns that end with o, add s or es. These Nouns do not have any definite rule.
a. Radio – Radio(es)
b. Zoo – Zoo(s)
c. Potato – Potato(es)
6. Some nouns have irregular plural forms. For these, you will have to memorize the spelling.
a. Child – Child(ren)
b. Tooth – T(ee)th
c. Man – M(e)n
7. There are some nouns that only have plural forms
8. There are some nouns that end with ‘s’ but are considered singular
9. Letters, numbers, symbols, and words used as words are made plural by adding an apostrophe (‘) and s.
a. A – A(‘s)
b. 25 – 25(‘s)
c. # – #(‘s)
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