Singular and Plural Nouns for beginners

Anything that is just one in quantity is singular. But what if there is more than one? Nouns that are two or more are called plurals! Simple, yes? Let's see!

"Singular and Plural Nouns" in English Grammar

What Are Singular and Plural Nouns?

When we want to talk about more than one person, animal, place, thing, or idea, we should use plural nouns.

Most plural nouns are formed by adding '-s' to the end of the nouns.

Singular Nouns Plural Nouns
cat cats
boy boys
cup cups
pencil pencils
desk desks
apple apples

Spelling

If the singular noun ends in s, x, z, ch, sh, we make the plural form by adding '-es'.

Singular Nouns Plural Nouns
church churches
boss bosses
dish dishes
box boxes
quiz quizzes

If the singular noun ends in a consonant and then '-y', we make the plural form by deleting the '-y' and adding '-ies'.

Singular Nouns Plural Nouns
city cities
baby babies

Irregular Nouns

Some nouns have irregular plural forms. For example:

Singular Nouns Plural Nouns
man men
woman women
child children
tooth teeth
foot feet
fish fish
sheep sheep

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