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Grade 6 English
2.5 Plural Nouns

  • The plural form of most nouns is created simply by adding the letter s:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    snakesnakes
    skiskis
    chairchairs

  • Words that end in -ch, x, s or s-like sounds require an -es for the plural:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    witchwitches
    boxboxes
    gasgases
    brushbrushes
    churchchurches

  • Words that end in y: If a vowel comes before the y, you form the plural by adding s.
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    traytrays
    monkeymonkeys
    toytoys


  • Words that end in y: If a consonant comes before a y, you form the plural by replacing y with i and adding es.
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    babybabies
    gallerygalleries
    realityrealities
    Note:This rule does not apply to proper nouns, for example: Kennedy and Kennedys.

  • Some nouns have irregular plural forms:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    childchildren
    womanwomen
    manmen
    goosegeese
    mousemice
    footfeet
    elfelves
    womanwomen
    toothteeth
    deerdeer
    Note:Some nouns stay the same whether they are singular or plural. Example: deer.
    Tricky plurals are scissors, clothes and shorts. They are plural, but they have no singular form.
    Noncount nouns are traffic, water, juice, milk, rice, cheese, butter and air. They are names of things you cannot count. They have no plural forms.

  • Some nouns maintain their Latin or Greek plural forms:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    nucleusnuclei
    fungusfungi
    cactuscacti or cactuses
    thesis theses
    crisiscrises
    phenomenonphenomena
    indexindices or indexes
    appendixappendices or appendixes
    criterioncriteria

  • For words that end in an 'o' add 'es' to get plurals:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    potatopotatoes
    heroheroes

    However, some words ending with an 'o' have different plurals like
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    memomemos
    cellocellos

    Also, for words where another vowel comes before the 'o':
    stereo - stereos

  • Plurals of words that end in -f or -fe usually change the f sound to a v sound and add s or -es:
    Singular NounPlural Noun
    knifeknives
    leafleaves
    hoofhooves
    lifelives
    selfselves
    elfelves

    There are, however, exceptions:
    dwarf - dwarfs
    roof - roofs

Directions: Find the plural forms of the nouns given in the questions.
Q 1: couch
couches
couchs

Q 2: bat
bats
bates

Q 3: roach
roachs
roaches

Q 4: envelope
envelopes
envelops

Q 5: tissue
tissus
tissues

Q 6: quiz
quizs
quizzes

Q 7: penguin
penguines
penguins

Q 8: mess
messs
messes

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