Forming the Plural of Nouns by ns3rn5Y1

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									Forming the Plural of
      Nouns

         Rules
To form the plural of most nouns,
add -s
 Singular: snack      oven
 Plural: snacks       ovens

 Singular: valley     organization
 Plural:    valleys   organizations
Form the plural of nouns ending in
s, x, z, ch, or sh by adding -es
  Singular: glass     fox
  Plural: glasses     foxes

   Singular: buzz      patch
   Plural:   buzzes    patches

  Singular: bush
  Plural:   bushes
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Exercise 6
Form the plural of nouns ending in
a consonant plus y by changing the
y to i and adding -es
 Singular: country       berry
 Plural:    countries    berries

 Proper nouns (like names) are an
 exception: they Shelbys, the Mabrys
Form the plural of nouns ending in
a vowel plus y by adding -s
 Singular: boy    turkey
 Plural:   boys    turkeys
Form the plural of nouns ending in
a vowel plus o by adding -s
 Singular: rodeo patio stereo
 Plural: rodeos patios stereos
Form the plural of nouns ending in
a consonant plus o by adding -es
 Singular: tomato      echo   veto
 Plural: tomatoes      echoes vetoes

  Exceptions: auto – autos
             Latino – Latinos

  Exceptions: The plural form of musical terms is
  formed by adding only –s

Singular: piano   trio soprano cello
Plural: piano     trios sopranos cellos
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Exercise 7
The plural of a few nouns in formed
in irregular ways.
Singular: woman mouse foot
Plural: women mice     feet

Singular: man   child
Plural:   men   children
Some nouns are the same in the
singular and the plural.
Singular and Plural: salmon, Sioux,
  deer, fowl, sheep
Form the plural of numerals, letters,
symbols, and words referred to as
words by adding an apostrophe and –s.
Singular: 1990     A     +     and
Plural:   1990’s   A’s   +’s   and’s
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Exercise 8

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 Review C

								
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