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Singular and plural

  1. 1. Dell Youth Learning Implemented by Learning Links Foundation 1 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  2. 2. www.learninglinksindia.org
  3. 3. Definition for Singular Singular means just one e.g. one Monkey. 3 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  4. 4. Definition for Plural Plural means more than one E.g. lots of Monkeys. 4 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  5. 5. Some special cases 1 Some noun become a new word:  Man – Men  Tooth - Teeth  Goose - Geese 5 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  6. 6. Some special cases 2  IF the noun ends in vowel +y , the plural is made by adding –s Keys  Days 6 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  7. 7. Some special cases 3  IF the noun ends in a consonant +y , the plural is made by adding –ies One baby Lots of babies One fairy 7 Lots of fairies DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  8. 8. Some special cases 4 Some nouns do not change at all when made plural: • Sheep – Sheep • Deer – Deer 8 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  9. 9. Some special cases 5 Some nouns that end in consonant +o change to es when made plural. 1. 2. 9 tomato tomatoes potato potatoes DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  10. 10. Some special cases 6 Nouns ending in vowel +o have plurals in –s radio – radios kangaroo - kangaroos 10 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  11. 11. Some special cases 7 If the singular ends in –sh, -ch, -x, -z, - es is added.  boxes  churches 11 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  12. 12. Some special cases 8 Plural same as singular  series – series  crossroads - crossroads 12 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  13. 13. Some special cases 9 In noun + adverb combinations, the plural –s is usually added to the noun.  passer-by - passers-by  runner-up - runners-up 13 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  14. 14. Some special cases 10 Some plurals have no singular forms.  glasses  jeans  oats 14 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  15. 15. Irregular and special plurals Plurals in –ves  Wolf Thief 15 Wolves Thieves DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  16. 16. Exercise Can you make these nouns plural?  Boy  Ice Cream  Fry  Toy  Cap  Chocolate 16 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  17. 17. Exercise Here are the answers:  Boys  Ice Creams  Fries  Toys  Caps  Chocolates 17 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  18. 18. Exercise Lets us try some more:  Memo  Shelf  Leaf  Brush  Piano 18 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
  19. 19. Exercise Here are the answers:  Memos  Shelves  Leaves  Brushes  Pianos 19 DELL YOUTH LEARNING
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