2Plural Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es. Singular Plural boatboatshathatshousehousesriverrivers
3PluralA noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies.SingularPlurala crycriesa flyfliesa poppypoppiesa citycitiesa ladyladiesa babybabies
4PluralThere are some irregular formations for noun plurals. Some of the most common ones are listed below.SingularPluralwomanwomenmanmenchildchildrentoothteethfootfeetpersonpeopleleafleaves
5Plural Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural. sheepfishspeciesaircraft
6Plural Some nouns have a plural form but take a singular verb. news — The news is on at 6.30 p.m. athletics — Athletics is good for young people. linguistics — Linguistics is the study of language. darts — Darts is a popular game in England.
7Plural Some nouns have a plural form and take a plural verb. Examples: trousers — My trousers are too tight. jeans — Her jeans are black. glasses — Those glasses are his.
8Possessive Possessive nouns show ownership or possession. Most words simply get apostrophe S ('s).the box belonging to Steve -> Steve's box the bedroom of the child -> the child's bedroom
9Possessive Plural nouns ending in S simply get an apostrophe (s'). the box belonging to the girls -> the girls' box the bedroom of the kids -> the kids' bedroom
10PossessiveFor irregular plurals (not ending in S), add apostrophe S ('s). the coats of the women -> the women's coats the jackets of the children -> the children's jackets
11PossessiveFor names ending in S, simply add an apostrophe (s'). the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles' cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis' jackets
12Possessive For names ending in S, add apostrophe S ('s). the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles's cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis's jackets
13Your Turn!Write down the correct form in parentheses in each sentence:1) I think the notebook belongs to (Carlos, Carlo’s)2) Could the white rabbit in our yard be (someones, someone’s) pet?3) (Theres, There’s) nothing wrong with your computer.
14Your Turn!4) A new (mens, men’s) store just opened in the Palms Plaza.5) The mail carrier delivered the package to the neighbors, but it was (ours, our’s).6) My brother was in Korea for two (years, year’s)