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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #124209: Plural nouns (irregular and regular)
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    Plural nouns (irregular and regular)


    Regular nouns:

    🔹 We normally form the plural by adding "s" to singular nouns.

    Example : bag ==> bag

     

    🔹 We add " es" if the singular noun ends in ch, sh, s, ss  or x.

    Examples :    wing ==> wings           picture == > pictures

                         class ==> classes        bunch==> bunches 

                         wish ==> wishes          box ==> boxes       

     

    🔹 If the noun ends in y preceded by a consonantchange the 'y' into 'i' then add 'es.'

    Examples : city ==> cities      lady ==> ladies

     

    🔹 If some nouns end in "f" or "fe" change the "f" and " fe" to "ves".

       Example :  calf ==> calves   

     

    🔹 Some nouns form the plural by changing their vowels.

       Examples : foot ==> feet        mouse ==> mice

                         child ==> children    ox ==> oxen

     

    🔹Some plural forms are irregular, the spelling changes.

         Examples : Man ==> men         foot ==.> feet

                        child ==> children    goose ==> geese   

     

     

    Exercise: Fill in the correct plural of the words.

     

     

     



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    1. I have ten (scarf) in my closet.

    2. Farmer Brown has lots of (sheep).

    3. You need to watch out for those (axis) there, I need to put them somewhere else.

    4. (Octopus) have eight arms and live in the sea.

    5. Several (diagnosis) but none seems to be right.

    6. The (leaf) are falling from the trees.

    7. You need to establish some (basis) for further improvements.

    8. The road is too narrow for the (lorry) to pass through.

    9. We counted 10 worms (larva) in your terrarium.

    10. The (goose) chased the stranger down the path.

    11. London, Paris and Rome are (city).

    12. The (child) are playing football.









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