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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #104164: Singular and plural words
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Plural [Change theme]
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    Singular and plural words


    Singular and plural nouns

    Nouns tell us names of concrete or abstract things in our lives. As babies learn 'mom,' 'dad,' or 'milk' as their first wordnouns should be the first topic when you study a foreign language
    How to change nouns from singular to plural?

    1.For the plural form of most nouns, add  s.

    • bottle – bottles
    • cup – cups
    • pencil – pencils
    • desk – desks
    • sticker – stickers
    • window – windows

    2.For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add  es.

    • box – boxes
    • watch – watches
    • moss – mosses
    • bus – buses

    3.For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add  es.

    • wolf – wolves
    • wife – wives
    • leaf – leaves
    • life – lives

    4.Some nouns have different plural forms.

    • child – children
    • woman – women
    • man – men
    • mouse – mice
    • goose – geese

    5.Nouns ending in vowels like y or o do not have definite rules.

    • baby – babies
    • toy – toys
    • kidney – kidneys
    • potato – potatoes
    • memo – memos
    • stereo – stereos

    6.A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms.

    • sheep – sheep
    • deer – deer
    • series – series
    • species – species

     





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    1. I have three (child) all living at home.
    2. There are five (man) and four (woman) playing tennis right now.
    3. (baby) play with bottles as (toy).
    4. For dinner, we are having boiled (potato), sliced (radish), and green (bean).
    5. Nowadays, few men wear (watch). Instead, they check the time on their cell phones.
    6. I put some (memo) on my boss' desk.
    7. I saw three (mouse) running down the street.
    8. There are few (bus) on the road today.
    9. I will buy two (cake) for the party today.
    10. He has two (son) and three daughters.







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