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Singular and Plural Nouns Rules and Examples

Singular and Plural Nouns, Rules and Example. Nouns can take many forms. Two of those forms are singular and plural. Here You can learn both rules.
Singular and Plural Nouns, Rules and Example. Nouns can take many forms. Two of those forms are singular and plural. Here You can learn both rules.

Singular and Plural Nouns

A singular noun refers to one noun, whereas, a plural noun refers to more than one noun. Following are a few spelling rules that should be kept in mind when changing singular nouns into plural nouns.

 

                Rule

Action

Examples

 

Singular

Plural

1

Most common nouns

add s

chair

pencil

fan

chairs

pencils

fans

2

Most nouns that end in ch, sh, s, or x

add es

peach

brush

bus

box

peaches

brushes

buses

boxes

3

Most nouns that end in vowel + y

add s

boy

key

day

boys

keys

days

4

Most nouns that end in consonant + y

change y to i and add es

lady

baby

country

ladies

babies

countries

5

Most nouns that end in f or fe

change f or fe to v and add es

leaf

knife

wife

leaves

knives

wives

6

Most nouns that end in consonant + o

add es

mango

potato

volcano

mangoes

potatoes

volcanoes

7

Most nouns that end in vowel + o

add s

video

radio

studio

videos

radios

studios

Note:

It should be remembered that there are always a few exceptions to the above rules In the English language.

Irregular Plural Nouns:

Some nouns do not end in “s” or ues” when they change from singular to plural. Instead, the whole word changes its spelling when it becomes plural. Such plurals are called irregular plurals.

Examples:

          Singular

Plural

Man

Men

Woman

Women

Child

Children

Tooth

Teeth

Mouse

Mice

Ox

Oxen

Foot

Feet

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