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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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