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Plural: Nouns ending in -ff, -f, -fe
|Plural: words ending in -ff, -f, -fe|
|Buff||Cliff||Cuff||Dandruff|| Distaff |
|Muff||Earmuff||Handcuff|| Knockoff |
cerono vs corona
|Add an 's'. Same rule for words ending in -ffe.|
|Words ending in -f / -fe|
|Either add: an 's'|
OR : 'f' becomes 'v'
|Gulf, gulfs||Reef, reefs||Roof, roofs||Safe, safes|
|Belief, beliefs||Brief, briefs||Chief, chiefs||Proof, proofs|
|Calf, calves||Half, halves||Knife, knives||Leaf, leaves||Life, lives|
|Loaf, loaves (of bread) ||Shelf, shelves||Thief, thieves||Wife, wives||Wolf,wolves|
|Dwarf, dwarfs or dwarves||Handkerchief (s or ves)||Hoof ,hoofs or hooves||Scarf, scarfs or scarves||Wharf, wharfs or wharves|
| NB :|
|wife => wives|| housewife => housewives |
midwife => midwives
|knife => knives|| penknife => penknives |
pocketknife => pocketknives
|shelf => shelves||bookshelf => bookshelves||wolf => wolves||werewolf => werewolves|
|Family names/ Surnames: the Smiths. |
one elf, two elves
Exercise: write the plural of the words in brackets.
If there are 2 possible plural forms for a word, choose the solution '/' with the 2 words.
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