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Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns.pdf

  1. 1. REGULAR AND I RREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS http://www.kau.edu.sa/SBANJER By: Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar http:/ / wwwdrshadiabanjar.blogspot.com 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 1
  2. 2. FORM 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 2
  3. 3. 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 3
  4. 4. (Add –s to the end of noun) The plural of most nouns is formed by adding final –s. cup cups student students song songs 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 4
  5. 5. Plural (nouns) (Add –s to the end of noun) table girl tables s girls s 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 5
  6. 6. Add –esto a singular noun that ends with s, z , x, ch, or sh. glasses glass 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 6
  7. 7. Plural (nouns) foxes fox 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 7
  8. 8. Plural (nouns) lunches lunch 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 8
  9. 9. Plural (nouns) dish dishes 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 9
  10. 10. If a noun ends in a consonant + -y, change the y to an i and add –es. babies ies baby y 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 10
  11. 11. Plural (nouns) Some nouns end in -o need –es to form the plural. potato potato potatoes es tomatoes es tomato o 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 11
  12. 12. Plural (nouns) Some nouns end in -o need only –s to form the plural. kangaroo kangaroo kangaroos s photo photo photoes es 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 12
  13. 13. Plural (nouns) Some nouns end in –f/ -fe are changed to –ves to form the plural. thieves s knife knife knives es thief thief 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 13
  14. 14. Plural (nouns) Some nouns end in -f simply need only –s to form the plural. roofs s roof roof 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 14
  15. 15. Pronunciation of plurals (s / es) plurals(s es) A. Final –sis pronounced / z/ after voiced sounds (taxicabs, beds, dogs, balls, years, days, boys, trees, etc.) B. Final –s is pronounced / s/ after voiceless sounds (books, cups, groups, cats, students, desks, etc.) C. Final –s, es is pronounced / ez/ after “s” sounds (classes, horses, boxes, faces) after “z” sounds (sizes, roses, noises) after “sh” sounds (dishes, bushes) after “ch” sounds (matches, sandwiches) after “ge/ dge” sounds (pages, ages, bridges, edges) 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 15
  16. 16. Some nouns have irregular plural forms that do not end in -s. oxen child children ox 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 16
  17. 17. • Man men • Woman women • Child children • Ox Oxen • Foot feet • Mouse mice • Tooth teeth • Fish fish • _____ people (is always plural) (no s) 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 17
  18. 18. Some nouns have the same singular and plural forms. Two fish One fish One sheep Two sheep 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 18
  19. 19. Some nouns that English has borrowed from other languages have foreign plurals. criterion criteria fungus fungi vertebra vertebrae appendix appendices/ appendixes analysis analyses medium media 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 19
  20. 20. 1/ 3/ 2009 Dr. Shadia Y. Banjar 20
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