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Changing Nouns Unit 1: Lesson 3. Singular Plural In English, when we make a singular noun plural, we simply add s or es to the ending. (ex: horse -> horses)

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1 Changing Nouns Unit 1: Lesson 3

2 Singular Plural In English, when we make a singular noun plural, we simply add s or es to the ending. (ex: horse -> horses) Sometimes, however, the plural form is entirely different and has to be memorized. (ex: mouse -> mice) In French, the same rule applies, but with some changes:

3 Articles In French, not only do we have to make our Nouns plural, but we have to make plural anything that modifies the noun – ie: the article. Remember from Lesson 2 that there are 3 Indefinite Articles: un, une, and des – and that un and une refer to single nouns because they each mean a, an, or one (ex: it is a sheep), but that des refers to plural nouns because it means some (ex: those are some sheep) When we make a Noun plural, we not only have to change the ending of the Noun, we have to change its article from un or une to des.

4 - If the French noun in question ends in an s or an x in the singular form, you do NOTHING to the end of it. Single Form of NounPlural Form of Noun Ex: un ours des ours une souris des souris un agneaux des agneaux

5 + X If the French noun in question ends in au or eau, you must add x to the ending to make the noun plural Single Form of NounPlural Form of Noun Ex: un oiseau des oiseaux un chameau des chameaux un taureau des taureaux

6 al aux If the French noun in question ends in al, you mush remove the al and replace it with aux Single Form of NounPlural Form of Noun Ex: un animal des animaux un cheval des chevaux

7 + S If the French noun in question ends in anything BUT s, x, au, eau, or al, then simply add s to the ending in order to change the noun from singular to plural. Single Form of NounPlural Form of Noun Ex: un canard des canards un oie des oies un chat des chats un loup des loups


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