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
Examples book, books; cup, cups;
Most nouns that end in
Church, churches; brush,
ch, sh, s, x, or z
brushes; bus, buses/busses; box, boxes Buzz, buzzes
Most nouns that end in a
boy, boys; day, days; key,
vowel + y Most nouns that end in a
keys -y becomes
consonant + y Most nouns that end in f
baby, babies; country, countries; spy, spies
-f or -fe becomes -ves
Leaf, leaves; loaf, loaves; thief, thieves; knife, knives; wolf, wolves
Most nouns that end in o
kangaroo, kangaroos; piano, pianos; video, videos
Certain nouns that end in a consonant + o
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
2.-Write the singular of each of the following words
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.
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.