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There are many different types of nouns. They are common nouns, collective nouns, proper nouns, abstract nouns, concrete nouns, pronouns, compound nouns, animate nouns, inanimate nouns, singular nouns, plural nouns and countable nouns. Even collective nouns can be plural. Nouns can be singular or plural.
Nouns name people, places or things. A plural nouns shows that there is more than one of the nouns. singular – bus plural –buses (more than one bus)
Nouns that end in ‘y’ If it ends in a consonant and then ‘y’ Change ‘y’ to ‘i’ and add ‘es’ Fairy/fairies City/cities If it ends in a vowel(a, e, i, o, u) and then ‘y’ Add ‘s’ monkey,/monkeys Toy/toys
Nouns that end in ‘f’ Some you simply add ‘s’ Roof/roofs Chief/chiefs Some you change to ‘v’ and add ‘es’ Loaf/loaves Leaf/leaves Some you can do either! dwarf - dwarfs or dwarves hoof - hoofs or hooves scarf - scarfs or scarves staff - staffs or staves wharf - wharfs or wharves
Some nouns change their vowels in the middle of the singular form when forming the plural foot - feet louse - lice man - men mouse - mice tooth - teeth woman - women Compounds of words man and woman form plurals the same way: mailman - mailmen Words that contain the syllable "man" such as in the word human form the plural by adding the letter s as with most plurals Several nouns form the plural by adding the letters en: child - children ox - oxen Some words with descriptive adjectives and hyphens form the plural by adding the correct affix to the noun portion of the word. father-in-law - fathers-in law mother-in-law - mothers-in-law There are a number of animals that have the same singular and plural form: bison - bison deer - deer There are also some animal names that form the plural the same as the singular or use the s or es form: antelope - antelope or antelopes cod - cod or cods elk - elk or elks fish - fish or fishes reindeer - reindeer or reindeers salmon - salmon or salmons shrimp - shrimp or shrimps trout - trout or trouts IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS
Nouns name people, places or things. Possessive nouns show that something is owned or possessed. Possessive nouns most often are paired with nouns. The possessive form of a noun is formed by adding an apostrophe (') or an apostrophe and s ('s).
Nouns name people, places or things. An abstract noun is the name of something that can’t be recognised by the five senses – you can’t touch, taste, hear, smell or see it – it can only be recognised by the mind.
How many did you find? There was a lot of excitement at the school. The idea that they were going to have a holiday brought delight to the boys. You could hear laughter and fun coming from the playground as their friendships grew stronger. There was a lot of excitement at the school. The idea that they were going to have a holiday brought delight to the boys. You could hear laughter and fun coming from the playground as their friendships grew stronger.