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Plural and singular nouns

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Plural and singular nouns

  1. 1. Plural and Singular Nouns
  2. 2. Singular and plural We can write nouns in the singular or plural . Singular means just one e.g. one rabbit . Plural means more than one e.g. lots of rabbits .
  3. 3. There are 6 ways to change a noun from singular to plural. <ul><li>A noun is a person, place, or thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Singular means only one noun. </li></ul><ul><li>Plural means more than one noun. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rule 1 Most nouns become plural by adding “ s ”. <ul><li>boy </li></ul>book desk school boy s book s desk s school s
  5. 5. Rule 2 Nouns that end in “ ch ”, “ sh ”, “ x ”, “ s ” add “ es ”. <ul><li>bu sh </li></ul>bo x chur ch bush es box es church es
  6. 6. Add es to make nouns plural that end with: <ul><li>s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>buses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>x </li></ul><ul><ul><li>taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>benches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>sh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dishes </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Rule 3 Nouns that end in “ f ” or “ fe ” often change to “ ves ”. <ul><li>wi fe </li></ul>wol f wi ves wol ves
  8. 8. Some nouns that end in f or fe change to ves when made plural: <ul><li>calf </li></ul><ul><ul><li>calves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>knife </li></ul><ul><ul><li>knives </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. one wolf lots of wolves one thief lots of thieves
  10. 10. Rule 4 Some nouns change the inside spelling. <ul><li>man </li></ul>goose men geese mouse mice
  11. 11. Rule 5 Nouns that end in a consonant letter and “ y ”, drop the “ y ” and add “ ies ”. <ul><li>sk y </li></ul>pupp y donk ey k ey sk ies pupp ies donkey s key s
  12. 12. Add ies to make nouns plural that end with a consonant and a y : <ul><li>lady </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ladies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>fry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fries </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. one baby lots of babies one fairy lots of fairies
  14. 14. Rule 6 Some nouns do not change when making them plural. <ul><li>wheat </li></ul>deer fish Corn Sheep sheep wheat deer fish corn
  15. 15. Review <ul><li>1. Most nouns become plural by adding “ s ”. </li></ul><ul><li>cup cup s </li></ul><ul><li>2. Nouns that end in “ ch ”, “ sh ”, “ x ”, “ s ” add “ es ” </li></ul><ul><li>dish dish es </li></ul><ul><li>3. Nouns that end in” f ” or “ fe ” often change to “ ves ”. </li></ul><ul><li>knife kni ves </li></ul>
  16. 16. Review <ul><li>4. Some nouns change the inside spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>woman wom e n </li></ul><ul><li>5. Nouns that end in consonant letter and “ y ”, drop the “ y ” and add “ ies ”. </li></ul><ul><li>fly fl ies </li></ul><ul><li>monkey monkey s </li></ul><ul><li>6. Some nouns do not change when making them plural. </li></ul><ul><li>cotton cotton </li></ul>
  17. 17. Write P if the noun below is plural. Write S if the noun below is singular. <ul><li>houses </li></ul><ul><li>baby </li></ul><ul><li>church </li></ul><ul><li>tables </li></ul><ul><li>books </li></ul><ul><li>bus </li></ul>
  18. 18. Write P if the noun below is plural. Write S if the noun below is singular. <ul><li>Houses P </li></ul><ul><li>baby S </li></ul><ul><li>church S </li></ul><ul><li>tables P </li></ul><ul><li>books P </li></ul><ul><li>bus S </li></ul>
  19. 19. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>half </li></ul><ul><li>foot </li></ul><ul><li>piano </li></ul><ul><li>spy </li></ul><ul><li>brush </li></ul>
  20. 20. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>halves </li></ul><ul><li>feet </li></ul><ul><li>pianos </li></ul><ul><li>spies </li></ul><ul><li>brushes </li></ul>
  21. 21. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>mouse </li></ul><ul><li>memo </li></ul><ul><li>shelf </li></ul><ul><li>leaf </li></ul><ul><li>child </li></ul>
  22. 22. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>mice </li></ul><ul><li>memos </li></ul><ul><li>shelves </li></ul><ul><li>leaves </li></ul><ul><li>children </li></ul>
  23. 23. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>thief </li></ul><ul><li>woman </li></ul><ul><li>fish </li></ul><ul><li>photo </li></ul><ul><li>die </li></ul>
  24. 24. Can you make these nouns plural? <ul><li>thieves </li></ul><ul><li>women </li></ul><ul><li>fish </li></ul><ul><li>photos </li></ul><ul><li>dice </li></ul>

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