quarta-feira, abril 23

Plurals - English


The Rules of Regular and Irregular Plurals

For most nouns, just add -s
For nouns ending in s, x, z, ch or sh, add -es
SingularPluralSingularPlural
handhandsboxboxes
rabbitrabbitspitchpitches
keykeyswishwishes
clockclocksbossbosses
footballfootballsbuzzbuzzes
doordoorsglassglasses
    
For some words ending in o, add -es
However, for some words ending in o, just add -s
SingularPluralSingularPlural
potatopotatoescellocellos
tomatotomatoesdiscodiscos
heroheroeshairdohairdos
echoechoeslogologos
banjobanjoespatiopatios
The plural of many words ending in o can be spelt with -s or -es.photophotos
pianopianos
radioradios
    
For some words ending in f, change the f to a v and add -es
However, for some words ending in f, just add -s
SingularPluralSingularPlural
halfhalveschefchefs
loafloavescliffcliffs
elfelvesrefrefs
leafleavesroofroofs
selfselvesThe plural of some nouns ending in f can be spelt using either variation.
shelfshelves
thiefthieves
wolfwolves
    
For some nouns ending in ife, change the f to a v and then add -s
For common nouns that end with consonant + y, change the y to an i and then add -es
SingularPluralSingularPlural
wifewivespoppypoppies
lifelivesflyflies
knifeknivespennypennies
spyspies
nappynappies
stysties
    
Some nouns are the same in both singular and plural from
For some nouns, change other letters or just change the word completely!
SingularPluralSingularPlural
fishfishpersonpeople
sheepsheepchildchildren
deerdeeroxoxen
tunatunafootfeet
salmonsalmontoothteeth
trouttroutgoosegeese
mousemice
louselice
manmen
    

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