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1 Star Clipart by Krista Wallden
Forming Plural Nouns By Deb Hanson © 2013 Star Clipart by Krista Wallden

2 star stars A singular noun
refers to ONE thing. A plural noun refers to MORE THAN ONE thing. star stars

3 Add an –s to most singular nouns
Rule #1 Add an –s to most singular nouns Try it! Make apple plural. Make girl plural. apples girls

4 If a word ends in x, add -es
Rule #2 If a word ends in x, add -es Try it! Make box plural. Make six plural. boxes sixes

5 If a word ends in -ch, add -es
Rule #3 If a word ends in -ch, add -es Try it! Make lunch plural. Make witch plural. lunches witches

6 If a word ends in sh, add -es
Rule #4 If a word ends in sh, add -es Try it! Make wish plural. Make eyelash plural. wishes eyelashes

7 If a word ends in -ss, add -es
Rule #5 If a word ends in -ss, add -es Try it! Make pass plural. Make boss plural. passes bosses

8 Change the y to an i, and then
Rule #6 Change the y to an i, and then add -es Try it! Make baby plural. Make candy plural. babies candies

9 Change the f or –fe to an v, and then
Rule #7 Change the f or –fe to an v, and then add -es Try it! Make leaf plural. Make wife plural. leaves wives

10 Rule #8- There are a few irregular plural nouns that you need to memorize.
man men women woman

11 children child mouse mice foot feet

12 tooth teeth fish fish sheep sheep

13 Let’s practice. Write a sentence using the plural form of the word.
lady The ladies walked into the store.

14 The calves just learned how to walk.
calf lady The calves just learned how to walk.

15 The foxes ran into the woods.

16 I saw two big fish swimming in the stream.

17 My brother broke two dishes.

18 I got two watches for my birthday.

19 My mom saves my baby teeth.
tooth My mom saves my baby teeth.

20 Do you like ketchup with your French fries?
fry Do you like ketchup with your French fries?

21 My sister loves to wear dresses.

22 I keep one of my toothbrushes in my suitcase.

23 Mom says that my cat has nine lives.
life Mom says that my cat has nine lives.

24 His feet hurt after his long run.
foot His feet hurt after his long run.

25 church Both churches are new.

26 The shelves were full of books.
shelf The shelves were full of books.

27 I have special memories of times with my grandma.
memory I have special memories of times with my grandma.

28 I have a red pair of glasses.

29 tax My parents have to pay taxes.

30 I screamed when I saw the three mice.
mouse I screamed when I saw the three mice.


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