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MAKING SINGULAR NOUNS PLURAL. An apple Two apples A peach Two peaches BUT.

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1 MAKING SINGULAR NOUNS PLURAL

2 An apple Two apples A peach Two peaches BUT

3 What are the rules?

4 Rule 1: Most words become plural by adding –s Pencil Book Chair Boy Pen Pencils Books Chairs Boys Pens

5 Rule 2: Words that end in -ch, -sh, -x, -ss, -o add -es watch brush box boss tomato watch brush box boss tomato es

6 Rule 3: Words that end in a consonant + -y drop the –y and add -ies ferr famil dictionar countr iesferr famil dictionar countr y y y y ies

7 Rule 3: Words that end in a consonant + -y drop the –y and add -ies ferr famil dictionar countr iesferr famil dictionar countr y y y y ies

8 Rule 4: Words that end in –f or -fe drop the –f and add -ves wi kni li lea veswi kni li lea fe f ves

9 Rule 4: Words that end in –f or -fe drop the –f and add -ves wi kni li lea veswi kni li lea fe f ves

10 Rule 4: Words that end in –f or -fe drop the –f and add -ves roof roofs chefchefs cafe cafes EXCEPTIONS

11 Rule 5: There are some irregular plurals man woman person child foot tooth mouse men women people children feet teeth mice


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