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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #139: Plural of words
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    Plural of words



    I) Plural in -es

      Some words end with
     es (pronunciation IZ) :
    - words ending with s
    , x, sh, ch : dresses, buses, taxes, boxes, brushes, matches.
    - words ending with o
    : tomatoes, potatoes, BUT -> pianos, photos, ghettos, kilos.
    - words ending with a consonant + y
    : hobbies, babies, families, ladies, countries, stories.

    II) Words in f, fe, lf


      Most of the words ending with  f, fe, lf
     have their plural in ves.
    Examples : shelf -> shelves ; leaf -> leaves ; wife -> wives ; knife -> knives.

    III) Irregular plural


      Some words have irregular plurals. As for the irregular verbs you have to know them by heart.
    Examples : man -> men ; woman -> women ; child -> children ; foot -> feet ; tooth -> teeth ; mouse -> mice ; penny -> pence.


    Give the plural of the following words.





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    1. baby,

    2. foot,

    3. man,

    4. mouse,

    5. penny,

    6. brush,

    7. box,

    8. tooth,

    9. leaf,

    10. hobby,

    11. woman,

    12. child,

    13. match,

    14. dress,

    15. country,









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