2 Objectives Students will: Write the plural forms of nouns ending in f, fe, or o.Write the plural form of special nouns.Proofread for errors in noun plurals.
3 RulesMany nouns do not become plural according to the regular rules.
4 Rules for forming plurals Nouns ending in “f” or “fe”Change the “ f” to “v”Then add “es “to some nouns.Life = livesCalf = calvesLeaf = leavesAdd s to other nouns.Cliff = cliffsNouns ending with a vowel and o:Add “s”Rodeo = rodeosRadio = radiosStudio = studios
5 Rules for forming plurals 2. Nouns that have special plural meanings.Foot = feetWoman = womenNouns that remain the same in the singular and the plural.Trout = troutdeer = deerSheep = sheepNouns ending with a consonant and o:Add “s” to some nouns.Add “es” to otherSolo = solosPiano = pianosHero = heroesEcho = echoesTomato = tomatoes
6 What is the plural form of each noun? echoechoescliffcliffsradioradiostoothteethhalfhalvesheroheroesdeerwifewivesgiraffegiraffesmoose
7 What is the plural form of each noun? sheepbeliefbeliefspotatopotatoesmanmenroofroofstoothteeththiefthievesmousemicechildchildrenstudiostudios
8 Each riddle has an incorrect noun plural. What’s worse than giraffes with sore throats?Centipedes with sore feets.What two animals go everywhere with you?CalfsWhat happens when gooses collide?Goose bumps.How many childrens have six legs?ThreefeetCalvesgeesechildren
9 sheepHow many sheeps does it take to make a sweater?I didn’t know they could knit?Are tomatos healthy?I never heard one complain.What famous womans were born in Kansas?None. Only babies are born there.tomatoeswomen