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    Plural of nouns

    Darija Radovanović 2017

    countable and uncountable nouns

    regular and irregular plural of nouns

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  • Countable nouns – nouns that you can count. If they are in singular you can put a/an where it is necessary.

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    flower

    sandwich plate

    piece

    mug

    cup

    brush burger

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    COUNTABLE NOUNS

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    examples of countable nouns:

  • Uncountable nouns – nouns that you cannot count. You don’t put a/an before them. To make them countable, you can add a phrase before a noun: - a bar of chocolate, a jar of marmalade, a piece of information.

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    steel

    water rice

    loneliness

    marmalade

    happiness

    coffee joy UNCOUNTABLE

    NOUNS

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    Note: Abstract nouns and nouns seen as a mass are usually uncountable. examples of uncountable nouns:

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    Same in the singular

    and plural

    Noun ending in -

    on

    Noun ending in -

    us

    Noun ending in -

    f

    Noun ending in -

    is

    Noun ending in -

    fe

    No rules Noun

    ending in -o

    Irregular Plural of Nouns

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    Note: There are several types of irregular plurals:

    elk-elk sheep –sheep

    fish-fish moose-moose

    bison-bison deer-deer

    wife-wives knife-knives

    life-lives

    half-halves loaf-loaves wolf-wolves calf-calves leaf-leaves

    shelf-shelves thief-thieves self-selves

    sheaf-sheaves elf-elves

    potato-potatoes tomato-tomatoes

    hero-heroes

    studio-studios scenario-scenarios

    cactus-cacti focus-foci

    alumnus-alumni bacillus-bacilli

    stimulus-stimuli

    thesis-theses ellispis-ellipses

    analysis-analyses

    phenomenon-phenomena criterion-criteria

    man-men woman-women child-children tooth-teeth foot-feet

    goose-geese

  • Add to a noun

    -ES

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    Regular plural of nouns:

    Regular Plural

    of Nouns

    Add to a noun

    -S

    boy-boys toy-toys

    brother-brothers plate-plates

    lipstick-lipsticks

    brush-brushes box-boxes

    lunch-lunches tax-taxes

    Add your own examples of regular plural of nouns:

    Add your own examples of regular plural of nouns:

    Note: If the singular noun ends in -s,-ss, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z, add -es to the end to make it plural.

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    Note:

    potato, tomato, hero, cargo + -es but: studio, rodeo, piano + -s

    buzz- buzzes- you just add -es but: quiz- quizzes –you double -z and then add -es

    when a noun ends in s, sh, ch, x, or z, you add -es: glasses, dishes, churches, boxes, brushes Two glasses of orange juice.

    There are 13 nouns that end in –fe or – f that change –f into –v and add –es: 1. *self-selves 2. *leaf-leaves 3. *wolf-wolves 4. *calf-calves 5. *sheaf-sheaves 6. *elf-ealves 7. *life-lives 8. *thief-thieves 9. *loaf-loaves 10. *knife-knives 11. *wife-wives 12. *half-halves 13. *shelf-shelves

    *scissors *spectacles *trousers *shorts *compasses *scales *(eye) glasses *clothes *thanks (you would not give someone a single thank but say ’Many thanks’ instead)

    Some nouns only appear in plural:

    *deer *sheep *fish *moose *bison

    Some nouns have the same form in singular and plural:

    Some nouns ending in –Y add –S in plural and some change –Y into –I and add –ES : trays, plays but: ladies, buddies

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    Note:

    potato, tomato, hero, cargo + -es but: studio, rodeo, piano + -s

    buzz- buzzes- you just add -es but: quiz- quizzes –you double -z and then add -es

    when a noun ends in s, sh, ch, x, or z, you add -es: glasses, dishes, churches, boxes, brushes Two glasses of orange juice.

    There are 13 nouns that end in –fe or – f that change –f into –v and add –es: 1. *self-selves 2. *leaf-leaves 3. *wolf-wolves 4. *calf-calves 5. *sheaf-sheaves 6. *elf-ealves 7. *life-lives 8. *thief-thieves 9. *loaf-loaves 10. *knife-knives 11. *wife-wives 12. *half-halves 13. *shelf-shelves

    *scissors *spectacles *trousers *shorts *compasses *scales *(eye) glasses *clothes *thanks (you would not give someone a single thank but say ’Many thanks’ instead)

    Some nouns only appear in plural:

    *deer *sheep *fish *moose *bison

    Some nouns have the same form in singular and plural:

    Some nouns ending in –Y add –S in plural and some change –Y into –I and add –ES : trays, plays but: ladies, buddies

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    Exercises: Add –S or –ES to the following nouns in singular:

    box-

    bus-

    store-

    brush-

    pencil-

    flower-

    plate-

    dish-

    buzz-

    lunch-

    friend-

    book-

    cup-

    house-

    spoon

    eye-

    quiz-

    ring-

    finger-

    note-

    Put the following nouns in plural:

    mouse-

    man-

    woman-

    postman-

    child-

    life-

    studio-

    hero-

    belief-

    goose-

    foot-

    dwarf-

    shelf-

    piano-

    tooth-

    thief-

    ox-

    chief-

    photo-

    wife-

    Put the following nouns in plural: -S or –IES?

    country-

    spy

    story-

    city-

    reply-

    day-

    play-

    tray-

    boy-

    toy-

    holiday-

    lady-

    nanny-

    story-

    body-

    memory-

    donkey-

    journey-

    factory-

    sky-

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    Exercises: Add –S or –ES to the following nouns in singular:

    box-boxes

    bus-buses

    store-stores

    brush-bushes

    pencil-pencils

    flower-flowers

    plate-plates

    dish-dishes

    buzz-buzzes

    lunch-lunches

    friend-friends

    book-books

    cup-cups

    house-houses

    spoon-spoons

    eye-eyes

    quiz-quizzes

    ring-rings

    finger-fingers

    note-notes

    Put the following nouns in plural:

    mouse-mice

    man-men

    woman-women

    postman-postmen

    child-children

    life-lives

    studio-studios

    hero-heroes

    belief-beliefs

    goose-geese

    foot-feet

    dwarf-dwarfs

    shelf-shelves

    piano-pianos

    tooth-teeth

    thief-thieves

    ox-oxen

    chief-chiefs

    photo-photos

    wife-wives

    Put the following nouns in plural: -S or –IES?

    country-countries

    spy-spies

    story-stories

    city-cities

    reply-replies

    day-days

    play-plays

    tray-trays

    boy-boys

    toy-toys

    holiday-holidays

    lady-ladies

    nanny-nannies

    story-stories

    body-bodies

    memory-memories

    donkey-donkeys

    journey-journeys

    factory-factories

    sky-skies

    KEY:

  • Countable nouns – nouns that you can count and where if they are in singular you can put a/an where it is necessary.

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    flower

    sandwich plate

    piece

    mug

    cup

    brush burger

    Darija Radovanović 2017

    COUNTABLE NOUNS

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    examples of uncountable nouns:

  • Uncountable nouns – nouns that you cannot count. You don’t put a/an before them. To make them countable, you can add a phrase before a noun: - a bar of chocolate, a jar of marmalade, a piece of information.

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    steel

    water rice

    loneliness

    marmelade

    happiness

    coffee joy UNCOUNTABLE

    NOUNS

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    Note: Abstract nouns and nouns seen as a mass are usually uncountable. examples of uncountable nouns:

  • Pluralia tantum:– nouns that appear only in the plural. Nouns that represent objects that we usually find in pairs or sets. Examples are listed below in the chart:

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    pyjamas

    pants binoculars

    clothes

    tights

    scissors

    shorts jeans

    Pluralia Tantum -nouns always in

    plural form

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    examples of pluralia tantum:

  • Singularia tantum:– nouns that appear only in the plural. Nouns that represent objects that we usually find in pairs or sets. Examples are listed below in the chart:

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    pyjamas

    pants binoculars

    clothes

    tights

    scissors

    shorts jeans

    Singularia Tantum

    -nouns always in singular form

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    examples of pluralia tantum:

  • Pluralia tantum:– nouns that appear only in the plural. Nouns that represent objects that we usually find in pairs or sets. Examples are listed below in the chart:

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    Manner- Manners-

    Force- Forces-

    Custom- Customs-

    Spectacle- Spectacles-

    Air- Airs-

    Wood- Woods-

    Good- Goods-

    Same noun-different meanings

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    examples of the nouns with different meanings in the singular and the plural

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    Same in the singular

    and plural

    Noun ending in -

    on

    Noun ending in -

    us

    Noun ending in -

    f

    Noun ending in -

    is

    Noun ending in -

    fe

    No rules Noun

    ending in -o

    Irregular Plural of Nouns

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    Note: There are several types of irregular plurals:

    elk-elk sheep –sheep

    fish-fish moose-moose

    bison-bison deer-deer

    wife-wives knife-knives

    life-lives

    half-halves loaf-loaves wolf-wolves calf-calves leaf-leaves

    shelf-shelves thief-thieves self-selves

    sheaf-sheaves elf-elves

    potato-potatoes tomato-tomatoes

    hero-heroes

    studio-studios scenario-scenarios

    cactus-cacti focus-foci

    alumnus-alumni bacillus-bacilli

    Stimulus-stimuli

    thesis-theses ellispis-ellipses

    analysis-analyses

    phenomenon-phenomena criterion-criteria

    man-men woman-women child-children tooth-teeth foot-feet

    goose-geese

  • Add to a noun

    -ES

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    www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/London-Calling

    Regular plural of nouns:

    Regular Plural

    of Nouns

    Add to a noun

    -S

    boy-boys toy-toys

    brother-brothers plate-plates

    lipstick-lipsticks

    brush-brushes box-boxes

    lunch-lunches tax-taxes

    Add your own examples of regular plural of nouns:

    Add your own examples of regular plural of nouns:

    Note: If the singular noun ends in -s,-ss, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z, add -es to the end to make it plural.

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    Note:

    potato, tomato, hero, cargo + -es but: studio, rodeo, piano + -s

    buzz- buzzes- you just add -es but: quiz- quizzes –you double -z and then add -es

    when a noun ends in s, sh, ch, x, or z, you add -es: glasses, dishes, churches, boxes, brushes Two glasses of orange juice.

    There are 13 nouns that end in –fe or – f that change –f into –v and add –es: 1. *self-selves 2. *leaf-leaves 3. *wolf-wolves 4. *calf-calves 5. *sheaf-sheaves 6. *elf-ealves 7. *life-lives 8. *thief-thieves 9. *loaf-loaves 10. *knife-knives 11. *wife-wives 12. *half-halves 13. *shelf-shelves

    *scissors *spectacles *trousers *shorts *compasses *scales *(eye) glasses *clothes *thanks (you would not give someone a single thank but say ’Many thanks’ instead)

    Some nouns only appear in plural:

    *deer *sheep *fish *moose *bison

    Some nouns have the same form in singular and plural:

    Some nouns ending in –Y add –S in plural and some change –Y into –I and add –ES : trays, plays but: ladies, buddies

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    Exercises: Add –S or –ES to the following nouns in singular:

    box-

    bus-

    store-

    brush-

    pencil-

    flower-

    plate-

    dish-

    buzz-

    lunch-

    friend-

    book-

    cup-

    house-

    spoon

    eye-

    quiz-

    ring-

    finger-

    note-

    Put the following nouns in plural:

    mouse-

    man-

    woman-

    postman-

    child-

    life-

    studio-

    hero-

    belief-

    goose-

    foot-

    dwarf-

    shelf-

    piano-

    tooth-

    thief-

    ox-

    chief-

    photo-

    wife-

    Put the following nouns in plural: -S or –IES?

    country-

    spy

    story-

    city-

    reply-

    day-

    play-

    tray-

    boy-

    toy-

    holiday-

    lady-

    nanny-

    story-

    body-

    memory-

    donkey-

    journey-

    factory-

    sky-

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    Exercises: Add –S or –ES to the following nouns in singular:

    box-boxes

    bus-buses

    store-stores

    brush-bushes

    pencil-pencils

    flower-flowers

    plate-plates

    dish-dishes

    buzz-buzzes

    lunch-lunches

    friend-friends

    book-books

    cup-cups

    house-houses

    spoon-spoons

    eye-eyes

    quiz-quizzes

    ring-rings

    finger-fingers

    note-notes

    Put the following nouns in plural:

    mouse-mice

    man-men

    woman-women

    postman-postmen

    child-children

    life-lives

    studio-studios

    hero-heroes

    belief-beliefs

    goose-geese

    foot-feet

    dwarf-dwarfs

    shelf-shelves

    piano-pianos

    tooth-teeth

    thief-thieves

    ox-oxen

    chief-chiefs

    photo-photos

    wife-wives

    Put the following nouns in plural: -S or –IES?

    country-countries

    spy-spies

    story-stories

    city-cities

    reply-replies

    day-days

    play-plays

    tray-trays

    boy-boys

    toy-toys

    holiday-holidays

    lady-ladies

    nanny-nannies

    story-stories

    body-bodies

    memory-memories

    donkey-donkeys

    journey-journeys

    factory-factories

    sky-skies

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