Hi all! Welcome back! The answer to the last episode is
when, while, while
Today, I would like to clarify singular & plural nouns.
First of all, let me start with the easy one – singular nouns.
When a noun indicates one only, it is a singular noun.
a key, a baby, an elephant
Then, let’s move on to plural nouns.
When a noun indicates more than one, it is plural.
three brothers, two dogs, many books
Because nouns are so frequently used, we have to memorize all the pluralization rules.
Most singular nouns are made plural by simply putting an -s at the end. There are many different rules regarding pluralization depending on what letter a noun ends in.
- For the plural form of most nouns, add s.
cup – cups
pencil – pencils
desk – desks
- For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add es.
bus – buses
lunch – lunches
tax – taxes
- For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add es.
wife – wives
wolf – wolves
leaf – leaves
- If a singular noun ends in ‑y and the letter before the -y is a consonant, change the ending to ‑ies to make the noun plural.
city – cities
puppy – puppies
baby – babies
- If the singular noun ends in -y and the letter before the -y is a vowel, simply add an -s to make it plural.
ray – rays
boy – boys
toy – toys
If the singular noun ends in ‑o, add ‑es to make it plural.
potato – potatoes
tomato – tomatoes
photo – photos
piano – pianos
- If the singular noun ends in ‑on, the plural ending is ‑a.
phenomenon – phenomena
criterion – criteria
- A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms.
sheep – sheep
deer – deer
series – series
species – species
Choose the correct plural for each of the words that follows:
A. Choicees B. Choices C. Choiceies
A. Boxs B. Boxies C. Boxes
A. Thiefies B. Thiefs C. Thieves
Don’t forget to leave your answers below. See you!