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Singular and Plural Nouns Notes On Generalizations For Spelling/Forming Plural Nouns.
Singular vs. Plural A singular noun names one person, place, thing, or idea. • One cat, one store, one item A plural noun names two or more persons, places, things, or ideas. • Two cats, four stores, fifteen items
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 1. For most singular nouns, add s. Singular teacher street pencil book elephant Plural teachers streets pencils books elephants
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 2. For nouns ending with s, x, z, sh, or ch, add es. Singular gas wax waltz dish church Plural gases waxes waltzes dishes churches
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 3. For nouns ending with a consonant and y, change the y to i and add es. For nouns ending with a vowel and y, add s. Singular sky army penny boy alley Plural skies armies pennies boys alleys
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 4. For some nouns ending with f or fe, add s. For others, change the f to v and add s or es. (You will need to memorize the spellings for such words or look them up in a dictionary to check. Singular belief roof loaf life knife Plural beliefs roofs loaves lives knives
Generalizations forming plural nouns: These are a little more tricky. . . 5. For nouns that end with o, add s or es. (Again, you would need to memorize the spellings of such words or look them up in a dictionary to double-check. ) —One trick to remember: if it has to do with sound (“music”), just add s. —Ex: cello. piano, radio Singular cello piano radio Plural cellos pianos radios zoo potato / tomato zoos potatoes / tomatoes
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 6. Some nouns have irregular plural forms. You will have to memorize the spelling for irregular plurals. Singular Plural children foot feet tooth teeth mouse mice man / woman men / women
Generalizations forming plural nouns: 7. A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms. Singular Plural sheep Chinese moose grapefruit deer salmon
Multiple Choice Which 2 words correctly complete these sentences? We bought a pair of _____ and some _____ at the yard sale. A. ski. . . dishes B. skis. . . dishs C. skies. . . dish D. skis. . . dishes
CORRECT! We bought a pair of _skis_ and some _dishes_ at the yard sale.
Multiple Choice One of her _______ is studying _______ in the wild. A. hobbys. . . monkeyes B. hobbyes. . . monkies C. hobbies. . . monkeys D. hobbys. . . monkees
CORRECT! One of her _hobbies_ is studying _monkeys_ in the wild.
Multiple Choice A team of ______ pulled a wagon with three _______ inside. A. ox. . . woman B. oxen. . . women C. oxes. . . women D. oxens. . . womans
CORRECT! A team of _oxen_ pulled a wagon with three _women_ inside.
Multiple Choice Near the campsite they saw two _______ and several ____. A. deer. . . moose B. deers. . . moose C. deers. . . mooses D. deer. . . meese
CORRECT! Near the campsite they saw two _deer_ and several _moose_.