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PLURAL OF NOUNS

Most nouns add –s


Write the plural form of these nouns: pen- pens
cup- cups
a box …………………… a story …………………………

a boy …………………… a man ……………………

a baby…………………… a deer …………………

a knife…………………… a bus …………………… Nouns ending in


–ch, -sh, -s, -x, -z
a tomato …………………… a zoo ……………………… add –es
box-boxes
a foot ……………………… a door ……………………… watch - watches
a city ……………………… a mouse………………………

a child ……………………… a turtle ………………………

a gentleman ……………………………………………… Nouns ending in


consonant + y = -ies
a woman………………………… a cherry…………………………

a tooth…………………………… a kiss …………………………… country - countries

a scarf…………………………… a goose …………………………

a butterfly ……………………………………………

a sheep…………………………… a wolf ……………………………


Nouns ending in –f /-fe
a hero ………………………… a fish …………………………… change to –ves
wife - wives
a deer …………………………… a lion ……………………………

a bush ……………………………… a photo…………………………

Certain nouns that end


in -o, add -es

Irregular plurals: hero - heroes


a child – children a goose – geese potato - potatoes
a man – men a mouse – mice But:
photo – photos; piano – pianos
a woman – women a sheep – sheep hippo – hippos
a person – people a fish – fish
a foot – feet a deer – deer
a tooth - teeth