Singular - Plural-1 (Rules of making plural)

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-:How to make Plural in English:-

  • Regular Plural

Rule:1        nouns + s (regular plural)
  • bag             =       bags
  • cup            =       cups
  • student     =       students
  • house        =       houses
  • email           =       emails
  • god             =       gods
Study in Video Here-Plural with 's'

Rule:2        nouns ending with …x/ch/sh/s/ss/z/zz  +  es (regular plural)
  • box             =       boxes
  • bench        =       benches
  • dish            =       dishes
  • bus             =       buses
  • class          =       classes
  • whiz(z)       =       whizzes
  • buzz           =       buzzes
Study in Video Here-Plural with 'es'

Exception:
  • epoch        =       epochs
  • stomach    =       stomachs
Rule:3        nouns ending with …o  +  es (regular plural) 
                  (Most of the nouns ending with 'o' takes 'es' to form plural)  
  • buffalo       =       buffaloes
  • echo           =       echoes
  • hero           =       heroes
  • potato        =       potatoes
  • tomato       =       tomatoes
  • potato        =       potatoes
  • domino      =       dominoes
  • mango       =       mangoes
Rule:4        nouns ending with …o  +  s(regular plural)
                    (though, there are many nouns ending with 'o' which take only 's' to form plural)
  • studio         =       studios
  • zoo             =       zoos
  • auto            =       autos
  • piano          =       pianos
  • photo          =       photos
  • kilo             =       kilos
  • memo         =       memos
     (If there is a vowel sound before 'o', it always takes only 's' to form plural)
Rule:5        nouns ending with …o  +  s/es      (regular plural)
             (some nouns ending with 'o' take both 's & es' to form plural)
  • zero            =       zeros/zeroes
  • cargo          =       cargos/cargoes
Rule:6        nouns ending with …consonant + y = ies (regular plural)
  • baby           =       babies
  • lady            =       ladies
  • fly               =       flies
  • story           =       stories
  • daisy          =       daisies
Study in Video Here-Plural with 'ies'
 Rule:7        nouns ending with …vowel + y = s  (regular plural)
  • day             =       days
  • boy             =       boys
  • toy              =       toys
  • key             =       keys
  • play            =       plays
  • essay         =       essays
  • valley          =       valleys
  • chimney     =       chimneys
Rule:8        nouns ending with …f/fe = ves  (regular plural)
  • wife            =       wives
  • knife           =       knives
  • wolf            =       wolves
  • self             =       selves
  • loaf             =       loaves
  • life              =       lives
  • thief            =       thieves
  • scarf           =       scarves
 Exception:
  • cliff             =       cliffs
  • roof            =       roofs
  • belief          =       beliefs
  • chief           =       chiefs


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-: Singular-Plural Exercise:-:
1. Look, there are five ….. . (gooses-geeses-geese)
2. These ….. are very naughty. (childs-children-childrens)
3. I don’t know which was the first ….. of the world. (bacteria-bacterium-bactory)
4.  He hunted three ….. . (doors-deer-deers)
5.  ….. ….. very nice. May I wear? (Pent is/Pants is/Pants are)
6.  ….. is very interesting subject. (Mathematic-Mathematics-Mathematical)
-:Find correct:-
7. means is – means are
8. data is – data are
9. tooths are – teeth are
10. cattle is – cattle are

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