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Singular and Plural: Theory and Practice


Read these four rules twice or three times. Then, do the activities.Smile



1. When the word ends in -s, -sh, -x, -z, -ch, -o , it forms the plural by adding -es       :

 

Church- churches............... Bus-buses............ Brush-brushes................. Potato-potatoes

(the ending -es is usually pronounced /iz/)

 

2. When the word ends in consonant + y, the -y changes to IES in the plural form.               

Spy-spies................... Body-bodies  

 

3. Words ending in -f or -fe sometimes get VES in the plural form

Knife-knives (cuchillo/s).................. Leaf-Leaves(hoja/s)............Life-Lives(vida/s)          

(but  chief-chiefs, bluff-bluffs...)  

 

4. And there are some words with irregular plurals:

Tooth-Teeth (diente/s)..................... Foot-Feet (pie/s)

Child-Children (niño/s).................. Man-Men (hombre/s)............... Woman-Women(mujer/es)

Sheep-Sheep(oveja/s)...................... Fish-Fish(pescado/s)

Mouse-mice (ratón/es)...........................Louse-lice(piojo/s)


Activities


Problem-                                        Sky-                                               Day-

City-                                                 Lion-                                              Tomato-

King-                                                 Church-                                       Man-

Penny-                                            Woman-                                           Fish-

Child-                                            Day-                                                   Bus-

Tooth-                                               Tax-                                                  Cross-

Mountain-                                    Lady-                                               Mouse-

 

The plural of FOOT is..............
Foots 
Feet 
Feets

The plural of BOX is .............        
Boxes
Boxs
Boxis
 
The plural of THIEF is.............
 
Thieves
Thiefs
Thievs
 
The plural of KNIFE is
 
Knifes
Knievs
Knives
 

 

       

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