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    • Plural of Nouns
      • The plural of a noun is usually made by adding s to the singular:
      • dog – dogs
      • house – houses
      • s is pronounced /s/ after p, k or f sound. Otherwise it is pronounced /z/.
      • Nouns ending in y following a consonant form their plural by dropping the y and adding ies :
      • baby – babies
      • Nouns ending in y following a vowel form their plural by adding s :
      • day – days
      • guy - guys
    • - f or fe
      • 13 nouns ending in f or fe change into v and add es in the plural:
      • knife - knives
      • life - lives
      • wife – wifes
      • leaf – leaves
      • half – halves
      • shelf – shelves
      • loaf – loaves
      • thief – thieves
      • self – selves
      • wolf – wolves
      • calf – calves
      • sheaf – sheaves
      • elf – elves
      • Other nouns take only –s in the plural:
      • roof - roofs
      • proof – proofs
      • chief - chiefs
    • Nouns ending in -o
      • Nouns ending in –o preceded by a consonant add –es in the plural:
      • tomato – tomatoes
      • hero – heroes
      • All nouns ending in –o preceded by a vowel take only –s in the plural:
      • studio – studios
      • scenario – scenarios
      • Certain foreign nouns ending in –o preceded by a consonant, take only –s in the plural:
      • piano – pianos
      • kilo – kilos
      • photo – photos
      • Double forms:
      • Fresco – frescos and frescoes
      • Flamingo – flamingos and flamingoes
    • Irregular plural
      • man – men
      • woman – women
      • child – children
      • foot – feet
      • tooth – teeth
      • goose – geese
      • mouse – mice
      • louse – lice
      • ox - oxen
    • Pluralia Tantum
      • Nouns denoting the names of things, tools and instruments consisting of two halves are used only in the plural:
      • trousers
      • shorts
      • pincers
      • glasses
      • scissors
      • The following nouns have only a plural form:
      • arms – oružje
      • goods – roba
      • headquarters – štab, sedište
      • premises – prostorije
      • riches - bogatstvo
      • A number of words ending in – ics (acoustics, athletics, mathematics, politics, physics etc) normally take a plural verb:
      • His mathematics are weak.
      • But names of sciences can sometimes be considered singular:
      • -Mathematics is an exact science.
      • The following nouns have the same form in the singular and plural:
      • deer
      • sheep
      • means
      • series
      • species
      • cross-roads
      • Nouns indicating nationality and ending in
      • – ss and –se have the same singular and plural form:
      • A Japanese – two Japanese
      • A Swiss – three Swiss
      • Some nouns taken from foreign languages keep their original plural forms:
      • bas is – bas es
      • thes is – thes es
      • cris is – cris es
      • dat um – dat a
      • formul a – formul ae
      • phenomen on - phenomen a
      • Some nouns have different meanings in the plural and singular:
      • arm – arms
      • good – goods
      • hair – hairs
      • cloth – clothes
      • custom - customs
    • Singularia Tantum
      • The following nouns have no plural form, they are always followed by a singular verb:
      • information
      • news
      • advice
      • courage
      • knowledge
      • furniture