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Nouns And Their Numbers

 

1. By adding ‘s’ to the singular noun;

 

Singular

Plural

Pen

Pens

Cow

Cows

Dog

Dogs

 

2. By adding ‘es’ at the end of a singular noun if it ends in s, sh, x, ch, z etc:

 

Singular

Plural

Touch

Touches

Gas

Gases

Box

Boxes

Match

Matches

Church

Churches

Brush

Brushes

 

3. By adding ‘s’ to a singular noun if it ends in ‘y’ and if there is a vowel before the ‘y’:

 

Singular

Plural

Holiday

Holidays

Journey

Journeys

Guy

Guys

Key

Keys

Boy

Boys

 

4. Those singular nouns that end in’f’ or ‘fe’ form their plural by changing the ‘f’ into ‘v’ and adding ‘es’ to those that end in ‘f’ and ‘s’ to those that end in ‘fe’.

 

Singular

Plural

Half

Halves

Leaf

Leaves

Thief

Thieves

Shelf

Shelves

Knife

Knives

Life

Lives

Wife

Wives

Self

Selves

 

However there are certain exceptions to the above rule. For instance, a few ending in ‘f’ or ‘fe’ get their plurals by adding ‘s’.

 

Singular

Plural

Safe

Safes

Strife

 





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