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Inflections: -s, -es. Rules The endings –s and –es form plural nouns and change verb tenses. The endings –es is added to words that end in sh,ch,ss,s,x,z.

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1 Inflections: -s, -es

2 Rules The endings –s and –es form plural nouns and change verb tenses. The endings –es is added to words that end in sh,ch,ss,s,x,z. The ending –es forms its own syllable when it follows a consonant In words that end in consonant plus -y, the –y is changed to –i when –es is added.

3 finishes finish is the root or base word The ending –es is added to the end of the word

4 kettles kettle is the root or base word The ending –s is added to the end of the word

5 relatives What is the root word? relative The ending –s is added to the end of the word

6 banishes What is the root word? banish The ending –es is added to the end of the word

7 witnesses What is the root word? witness The ending –es is added to the end of the word

8 Divide the following words into base words and inflections schoolsteamsfoxesdesks babiesfamiliesglassesboxes tales lunchestrophiescans churchesplayskiteshills dogspicturesbusestouches


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