English; Singular and Plural Nouns

Assalamu’alaikum wr wb,

A noun is the name of a person, a place or a thing. Nouns can be singular or plural.

Download: Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet. (pdf worksheet)

Singular → only one.

Plural → more than one.

The Rules

  • When we make most words plural we add an s to the end.
    sausage → sausages, book books, cat cats, car cars
  • If a word ends in ch, sh, th, s, ss or x we usually add es.
    box → boxes,lunch → lunches, dish → dishes, bus → buses, cloth → clothes. 
  • If noun ends in a consonant plus y, we drop the y and write ies.
    baby → babies, strawberry → strawberries, story → stories.
  • These words are very tricky because they don’t follow the rules. You will need to learn these plural words by heart.
    man → men, child → children, knife → knives, leaf → leaves, mouse → mice, person → people.
  • This words will stay the same whether they are singular or plural.
    sheep, fish and deer.

Download: Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr wb.

Source; Gold Stars KS2 English.

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