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PLURAL NOUNS

Plural Nouns by Karla K. Cuevas Falfรกn is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercialSinObraDerivada 3.0 Unported License.


RULE Spelling Plural Nouns Here are some general rules for spelling plural nouns. Nouns Most nouns

add -s

Plural

Examples book, books; cup, cups;

Most nouns that end in

add -es

Church, churches; brush,

ch, sh, s, x, or z

brushes; bus, buses/busses; box, boxes Buzz, buzzes

Most nouns that end in a

add -s

boy, boys; day, days; key,

vowel + y Most nouns that end in a

keys -y becomes

-ies

consonant + y Most nouns that end in f

baby, babies; country, countries; spy, spies

-f or -fe becomes -ves

or fe

Leaf, leaves; loaf, loaves; thief, thieves; knife, knives; wolf, wolves

Most nouns that end in o

add -s

kangaroo, kangaroos; piano, pianos; video, videos

Certain nouns that end in a consonant + o

add -es

hero, heroes; potato, potatoes; volcano, volcanoes

Some Exceptions Goose-geese Man-men Woman-women Mouse-mice Tooth-teeth Foot-feet Child-children Ox-oxen *some nouns don't change at all when they become plural Deer-deer Fish-fish Sheep-sheep


ACTIVITIES 1.-Write the plural of each of the following words

Church

Leaf

____________________

____________________

Box

Fish

____________________

____________________

Baby

Fox

____________________

____________________

Piano

Tomato

____________________

____________________

Girl ____________________

Thief ____________________

Table

Door

____________________

____________________

Potato ____________________

Key ____________________


2.-Write the singular of each of the following words

____________________

____________________

Children

Teeth

____________________

____________________

Mice

Men

____________________

____________________

Feet

Oranges

____________________

____________________

Flowers

Women


3.-Change the following sentences from singular to plural. (Just change the underlined word) 1.-The boy played piano. The boys played piano. 2.-The child came into the classroom.

3.-The cat caught the mouse.

4.-The leaf fell from the tree.

5.-The man and the woman went to the cinema.

6.-The policeman found the thief.

7.-The dolphin ate the fish.

8.-The wolf killed the sheep.

9.-The army went into battle.

10.-The foot of the child crushed the flower.


KEY

ACTIVITY 1 CHURCH BOX BABY PIANO GIRL TABLE POTATO LEAF FISH FOX TOMATO THIEF DOOR KEY

Churches Boxes Babies Pianos Girls Tables Potatoes Leaves Fish Foxes Tomatoes Thieves Doors Keys ACTIVITY 2

CHILDREN MICE FEET FLOWERS TEETH MEN ORANGES WOMEN

Child Mouse Foot Flowers Tooth Man Oranges Woman ACTIVITY 3

1.- The boys played piano. 2.-The children came into the classroom. 3.-The cat caught the mice. 4.-The leaves fell from the tree.


5.-The men and the women went to the cinema. 6.-The policemen found the thieves. 7.-The dolphins ate the fish. 8.-The wolves killed the sheep. 9.-The armies went into battle. 10.-The feet of the children crushed the flowers.


PLURAL NOUNS