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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #91804: Plural: Nouns ending in -ff, -f, -fe Plural: Nouns ending in -ff, -f, -fe
Plural: words ending in - ff, - f, - fe
Buff Cliff Cuff Dandruff Distaff spindle Muff Earmuff Handcuff Knockoff cerono vs corona Mastiff
Add an ' s'. Same rule for words ending in - ffe . Sheriff s Giraffe s
Either add: an ' s' OR : 'f' becomes 'v'
+ '- s' Gulf, gulf s Reef, reef s Roof, roof s Safe, safe s Belief, belief s Brief, brief s Chief, chief s Proof, proof s
+ - ves Calf, cal ves Half, hal ves Knife, kni ves Leaf, lea ves Life, li ves Loaf, loa ves (of bread) Shelf, shel v es Thief, thie ves Wife, wi ves Wolf,wolv es
Both forms Dwarf, dwarf s or dwar ves Handkerchief ( s or ) ves Hoof ,hoof s or hoo ves Scarf, scarf s or scar ves Wharf, wharfs or whar ves
Compound words wife => wives housewife => housewives midwife => midwives knife => knives penknife => penknives pocketknife => pocketknives shelf => shelves bookshelf => bookshelves wolf => wolves werewolf => werewolves
Family names/ Surnames: the Smith s. the Wolfs
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. End of the free exercise to learn English: Plural: Nouns ending in -ff, -f, -fe A free English exercise to learn English. Other English exercises on the same topic : Plural | All our lessons and exercises