Grade 2, English Olympiad (CBSE) - Plural 

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Grade 2  |   English  |   Plural, Words Mania, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO

Singular/Plurals

Rule 1: For some words 's' is added at the last to make them plural.

E.g.

BottleBottles
CupCups
DeskDesks
WindowWindows

 

Rule 2: Add 'es' for noun ending in ch, s, x sounds.

E.g.

WifeWives
WolfWolves
LeafLeaves
LifeLives

IMP: Exception to the rule: roof. The plural of roof is roofs and not rooves.

 

Rule 3: Some words remain same in plural form.

E.g.

SheepSheep
DeerDeer
SeriesSeries
SpeciesSpecies
FishFish

Imp rule and Exception: Fish is used for the same type of many fish. Fishes is used when types are different.

Some other plural forms:

No fixed rule - When "y" is at the last then in some words "ies" is used while in others simply "s" is added at the last.

BabyBabies
ToyToys
KidneyKidneys
StoryStories
StoreyStoreys

 

Totally different form:

ChildChildren
WomanWomen
ManMen
MouseMice
GooseGeese
ToothTeeth
FootFeet
OxOxen

 

 

 


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