Feb 18, 2022

Singular and Plural Nouns

Singular and Plural Nouns A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. 1. For the plural form of most nouns, add s. bottle – bottles cup – cups pencil – pencils desk – desks sticker – stickers window – windows 2. For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add es. box – boxes watch – watches moss – mosses bus – buses 3. For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add es. wolf – wolves wife – wives leaf – leaves life – lives 4. Some nouns have different plural forms. child – children woman – women man – men mouse – mice goose – geese 5. Nouns ending in vowels like y or o do not have definite rules. baby – babies toy – toys kidney – kidneys potato – potatoes memo – memos stereo – stereos 6. A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms. sheep – sheep deer – deer series – series species – species

PRACTICE: Choose the correct form of the noun in each sentence. 1. I have three (child, children). 2. There are five (man, men) and one (woman, women). 3. (Baby, Babies) play with bottles as toys. 4. I put two big (potato, potatoes) in the lunch box. 5. A few men wear (watch, watches). 6. I put a (memo, memos) on the desk. 7. I saw a (mouse, mice) running by. 8. There are few (bus, buses) on the road today.

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