What Are Singular and Plural Nouns?
In English, we use different forms of nouns to refer to one or more things. They are categorized as listed below:
- Singular Nouns
- Plural Nouns
She gave me a single black
As you can see, the sentence is about one item.
Julie wanted to wear a
When referring to two or more objects, things, or people, plural nouns are used. However, regular and irregular nouns have different ways of forming their plural forms.
- Regular nouns typically form their plural by adding "-s" to the end of the word.
She reads 3 book
- When a noun ends in "-y", the plural form is created by replacing the "-y" with "-ies".
He took care of the bab
- When a singular noun ends in "-s", "-ch", "-sh", "-x", or "-o", the plural form is typically created by adding "-es" to the end of the word.
Please note that not all nouns with '-o' at the end will become plural like this.
Some nouns have irregular plural forms and undergo significant changes. Let's explore a few examples:
Certain English nouns undergo significant changes when they become plural and can be memorized from a dictionary. Take a look at the table below:
Some nouns have the
There is too many
As you can see, the sentence is about a large number of fish but the noun is singular.
Do you like to see
It's important to note that when using a singular noun as subject, the verb should also be in singular form. Similarly, when the subject is a plural noun, the verb should be changed to its plural form accordingly.
( Not the children
( Not the cat
eat meat... )