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1 Singular and Plural Nouns

2 Singular Nouns Singular means ONE.

3 Plural Nouns Plural means MANY.

4 Rule #1 To change the singular form of a word to it’s plural form, we usually add a “s” to the end of the word. Examples girlgirls tortoise tortoises cameracameras monkeymonkeys

5 Rule #2 If the singular form of the word ends with “s”, “ss”, “x”, “zz”,”ch”, or “sh” then add “es” to the end of the word. Examples mossmosses bushbushes beachbeaches foxfoxes ditchditches

6 Rule #3 If the form of the word ends with “y” and the preceding letter is a vowel, then to change it to its plural form, add “s” to the end of the word. Example: boy + s = boys

7 Rule 4 If the singular form of a word ends with “y” and its preceding letter is a consonant, replace the “y” with and “i” and add “es” to the end of the word. Examples puppypuppies baby babies daisydaisies bunnybunnies guppyguppies

8 Rule 5 If the singular form of the word ends with the letter “o” and its preceding letter is a vowel, add “s” to the end of the word. Example radio + s =radios kangaroo + s = kangaroos

9 Rule #6 If the singular for of a word ends with the letter “o” and its preceding letter is a consonant, then to change it to its plural form, add “es” to the end of the word. Example potato + es =potatoes

10 Rule #7 If the singular form of a word ends with the letters “fe” or “f”, then to change it to its plural form, replace “fe” with “ves”. Example: knife + ves = knives

11 Exception 2 Some words remain exactly the same when changing from singular to plural. deer

12 Exception Some words modify their spelling when changing from singular to plural. ManMen

13 Write P if the noun below is plural. Write S if the noun below is singular. 1. houses 2. baby 3. church 4. tables 5. books 6. bus

14 Can you make these nouns plural? 1. half 2. piano 3. spy 4. brush


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