Singular & Plural Nouns

Singular Noun :-  A noun that refers to only one person, place, animal, thing etc is called singular noun.

For Example :- book, pencil, chair, fan etc.

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Plural  Noun :-  A noun that refers to more than one person, place, animal, thing etc is called plural noun.

For Example :- books, pencils, chairs, fans etc.

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MORE ABOUT SINGULAR & PLURAL

EXAMPLES OF SINGULAR & PLURAL

  • We add s/es to singular noun to make it plural.

Singular Noun

book

pen

fox

church

Plural Noun

books

pens

foxes

churches

  • If the noun ends with ch/sh//s/x/z  add - es to form plural

Singular Noun

dish

bench

dress

blitz

box

Plural Noun

dishes

benches

dresses

blitzes

boxes

  • If the noun ends with vowel + y  add  s to make it plural

Singular Noun

ray

valley

boy

day

Plural Noun

rays

valleys

boys

days

  • If the noun ends with vowel + y  add  s to make it plural

Singular Noun

radio

video

bamboo

studio

Plural Noun

radios

videos

bamboos

studios

  • If the noun ends with consonant + o  add  es to make it plural

Singular Noun

hero

tomato

volcano

echo

Plural Noun

heroes

tomatoes

volcanoes

echoes

  • If the noun ends with consonant + y  change y to  ies to make it plural

Singular Noun

baby

lady

puppy

activity

Plural Noun

babies

ladies

puppies

 

activities

  • If the noun ends with f/fe change f/fe to ves to make it plural

Singular Noun

knife

life

wolf 

wife

Plural Noun

knives

lives

wolves

 

wives

Singular Noun

proof

giraffe

safe

chief

Plural Noun

proofs

giraffes

safes

 

chiefs

Some nouns do not follow any rule

Singular Noun

child

goose

mouse

tooth

Plural Noun

children

geese

mice

 

teeth

Plurals of Compound Nouns

Singular Noun

brother-in-law

passer-by

Plural Noun

brothers-in law

passers-by

Fill in the blanks with the correct options.

(chocolates, passers by, trees, books, mouse, balloons, geese, brother-in law, home, proofs)

1)- My father bought more ...... for birthday party.

2)- The children reached their.....

3)- There were lot of ...... in the library.

4)- My teacher distributed ...... among the children.

5)- We planted many ...... in our garden. 

6)- The cat was running before the ......

7)- He has ten ...... on his farm.

8)- I have a lot of ...... against him.

9)- The ..... were unknown to the danger.

10)-My ..... is a doctor.