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Elementary - Singular and Plural

Monday, 01 June 2009
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English grammar lesson on-line for elementary level students - An explanation of singular and plural nouns with audio explanation and printable exercises.

1 - Most nouns add -s in the plural.

Singular Plural
book books
flower flowers



2 - If the noun ends in -s, -ss, -sh, -x or -ch, add -es.

Singular Plural
bus buses
box boxes
speech speeches
class classes



3 - If the noun ends in a consonant + -y, the -y changes to -ies.

Singular Plural
city cities



4 - If the noun ends in a vowel + -y, the -y doesn't change.

Singular Plural
day days
key keys

5 - Some nouns are irregular. Dictionary show this.

Singular Plural
child children
woman women
person people


Singular and Plural English Power (C) 2010
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