Support E-town
Information For

Tutorial on Plural Nouns

Plural nouns indicate more than one. For most nouns, adding s is the correct plural form. However, there are several special cases. Add es to nouns ending in s, sh, ch, x or z. For example, wish becomes wishes. For nouns that end in y after a consonant, change the ending to ies, but for nouns that end in a y after a vowel, simply add s. For example, baby becomes babies, but toy becomes toys. Finally, some nouns have irregular plurals, and these require you to know their irregular form. For example, person becomes people, woman becomes women, man becomes men, child becomes children, and foot becomes feet. Tip: A dictionary can help you determine the right plural form of a noun.

EXERCISE

Take the italicized nouns listed before each sentence and insert the proper plural form in the blank:

1. University. Many ______ are attracting more international students nowadays.

 

 2. Beach. Some ______ at the Jersey Shore were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

 

3. Waitress, glass. After the dinner shift, the ______ must stack all of the ______ under the counter.

 

4. Row, box. There are three _____ of ______ stacked in the warehouse.

 

5. Baby. All of the ______ in the maternity ward were incredibly cute.

 

6. Child, toy. Most ______ ask for several ______ from Santa.

 

7. Legislature. Most state ________ have banned texting while driving.

 

8. Man, woman. My students seem fascinated by the differences between ______ and ______.

 

Answers to Questions

BACK TO TUTORIALS

Major and Minors at Elizabethtown College

50+ majors, 80+ minors & concentrations

Our core curriculum emphasizes creative thinking, decision–making and problem-solving skills.
About Elizabethtown College

About Elizabethtown College

Our commitment is to Educate for Service, discover how that has/and will continue to shape our history.
Elizabethtown College Admissions

Admissions

At Elizabethtown College, your ideas matter. We encourage you to speak your mind and share your thoughts.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Our students received about $26.2 million in institutional scholarships and grants during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Elizabethtown College