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Remember that you can add -s, -es or -ies to nouns to form the plural or verbs to form the 3rd person singular in present simple:

Ending

we add...

Examples of nouns (plural)

Examples of verbs

(3rd person)
General use

-s

Car - Cars

Stop - Stops

Consonant + Y

y > -ies

Party - Parties

Try - Tries

Vowel + Y

-s

Boy -Boys

Lay - Lays

-s, -ss, -ch, -sh, -x, -o

-es

Bus -Buses
Dress - Dresses
Peach - Peaches
Ash - Ashes
Box - Boxes
Tomato-Tomatoes
Pass - Passes
Watch - Watches
Wash - Washes
Mix - Mixes
Go - Goes


Some nouns end in -o, but they


don't change to -es:


Piano - Pianos Video - Videos
-f , -fe  f/fe > -ves Knife - Knives
Leaf - Leaves



Some nouns end in -f but they


don't change to -ves:


Roof - Roofs Chief - Chiefs
Irregular Plurals These    words
plural.   
don't add -s or
 
-es to form the

Child - Children
Foot - Feet
Tooth - Teeth
Man - Men
Woman-Women
Person-People
Mouse-Mice
Fish - Fish
Sheep - Sheep

 MAKE THE PLURALS OF THESE NOUNS:

Father Box Wolf
Bottle Day Monkey
Poster Body Potato
Onion Half Woman
Bus Policeman Baby
Match Stamp Class
 
 MAKE THE 3rd PERSON SINGULAR OF THESE VERBS:
Wash Fix Match
Stop Believe Drive
Watch Think See
Read Do Take
Write Eat Sleep
Type Crash Wake
  CROSSWORD. FIND TEN NOUNS IN PLURAL:

 

 WRITE THE WORDS FROM THE EXERCISE 3 IN THE CORRECT GAP:
 
 
1. People  5  in a hand.
2.  some  in the garage.
3.   are there in a year?  365.
4. We  a lot of  of our travel to England.
5. People brush their  after each meal.
6. Animals  . They  paws. 
7. Cats always run after .
8. Alan  big blue .
9.  52  in a year.
10. I like  very much. My friends and I go to one every Saturday. 
WRITE THE VERB IN THE 3RD PERSON SINGULAR:
1. He  (sleep) 8 hours everyday.
2. My mother  (cook) a really tasty stew.
3. The barman  (mix) the cocktail very quickly.
4. She  (go) to the school by bus from Monday to Friday.
5. Bob  (try) to study but he can't.
6. Pamela  (write) an email to her sister in USA everyday.
7. My mum  (read) the book when she has got time.
8. The man  (wash) the car in the petrol station.
9. She  (watch) the TV 2 hours in the afternoon.
10. Alan  (like) puppies.
11. Sam's father  (drive) to work everyday.
12. Your friend  (listen) to the CD in class.
13. She  (buy) in the supermarket on Mondays.
 
WHERE DO THESE WORDS COME FROM?
Rings e.g. Ring




 



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