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NOTE: Volcano has two correct forms of plural. Both volcanos and volcanoes are accepted. There are a number of nouns that don't follow these rules. They are irregular and you need to learn them individually because they don't normally have an S on the end. Sometimes you will hear the word fishes especially in songs though it is grammatically incorrect. The next rules are a lot more advanced and even native speakers have difficulty with these.
Unless you are an advanced student, I wouldn't recommend learning them just now. If the noun ends in IS, we change it to ES. Words that end in IS usually have a Greek root. If the noun ends in US, we change it to I. Words that end in US usually have a Latin root. Some exceptions: octupus - octupuses because it is from Greek, not Latin , walrus - walruses.
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It stands for only one shoe. The noun shoes is plural. It stands for more than one shoe. The other five rules deal with words that you use frequently. When the singular noun ends in y with a consonant before it, change the y to I and add es:. If the y is preceded by a vowel a, e, I, o, u , do not change the y to i.
Most English nouns form their plural by adding either -s book s , band s , bell s or -es box es , bunch es , batch es. These plural forms are said to follow a regular pattern. They simply have to be learnt and remembered. Not all nouns conform to the standard pattern. In addition, several nouns have alternative plurals, one regular and the other irregular. In regard to these alternative forms, there are no strict rules to guide our use of them. When there is a choice, the classical [irregular] plural is usually the more technical, learned, or formal, as in the case of formulas vs.
Irregular Nouns. Singular. Plural. Stage. -s/-z/-x/-sh/-ch: add -es. Glass. Glasses. ELL II/Grades Box. Boxes. ELL II/Grades Bush. Bushes. ELL II/Grades.
NOTE: Volcano has two correct forms of plural. Both volcanos and volcanoes are accepted. There are a number of nouns that don't follow these rules. They are irregular and you need to learn them individually because they don't normally have an S on the end. Sometimes you will hear the word fishes especially in songs though it is grammatically incorrect.
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Irregular Plural Forms Printable Worksheets. Irregular Plural Noun Match. Irregular plural nouns can be tricky, but a little practice can go a long way!
Irregular plural nouns are nouns that do not become plural by adding -s or -es , as most nouns in the English language do. For example, the plural form of man is men , not mans. The plural form of woman is women , not womans.