Plural Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es. SingularPlural boatboats hathats househouses riverrivers
Plural A noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies. SingularPlural a crycries a flyflies a poppypoppies a citycities a ladyladies a babybabies
Plural There are some irregular formations for noun plurals. Some of the most common ones are listed below. SingularPlural womanwomen manmen childchildren toothteeth footfeet personpeople leafleaves
Plural Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural. SingularPlural sheep fish species aircraft
Plural 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.
Plural 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.
Possessive 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
Possessive 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
Possessive For 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
Possessive For names ending in S, simply add an apostrophe (s'). the cat belonging to Charles -> Charles' cat the jacket of the Phyllis -> Phyllis' jackets
Possessive 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
Your 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.
Your 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)