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Forming the Plural of Nouns Rules. To form the plural of most nouns, add -s Singular: snack oven Plural: snacks ovens Singular: valley organization Plural:

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1 Forming the Plural of Nouns Rules

2 To form the plural of most nouns, add -s Singular: snack oven Plural: snacks ovens Singular: valley organization Plural: valleys organizations

3 Form the plural of nouns ending in s, x, z, ch, or sh by adding -es Singular: glass fox Plural: glasses foxes Singular: buzz patch Plural: buzzes patches Singular: bush Plural: bushes

4 Page 644 Exercise 6

5 Form the plural of nouns ending in a consonant plus y by changing the y to i and adding -es Singular: country berry Plural: countries berries Proper nouns (like names) are an exception: they Shelbys, the Mabrys

6 Form the plural of nouns ending in a vowel plus y by adding -s Singular: boy turkey Plural: boys turkeys

7 Form the plural of nouns ending in a vowel plus o by adding -s Singular: rodeo patio stereo Plural: rodeos patios stereos

8 Form the plural of nouns ending in a consonant plus o by adding -es Singular: tomato echo veto Plural: tomatoes echoes vetoes Exceptions: auto – autos Latino – Latinos Exceptions: The plural form of musical terms is formed by adding only –s Singular: piano trio soprano cello Plural: piano trios sopranos cellos

9 Page 645 Exercise 7

10 The plural of a few nouns in formed in irregular ways. Singular: woman mouse foot Plural: women mice feet Singular: man child Plural: men children

11 Some nouns are the same in the singular and the plural. Singular and Plural: salmon, Sioux, deer, fowl, sheep

12 Form the plural of numerals, letters, symbols, and words referred to as words by adding an apostrophe and –s. Singular: 1990 A + and Plural: 1990s As +s ands

13 Page Exercise 8 Page Review C


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