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Before that, it is efficient to jog the child’s memory and revise what they learnt about nouns. The noun is the name of a place, person, or thing. It is a word that names anything be it, abstract such as emotions like anger, jealousy, happiness, quantity, name, place, animals, or things. It is the naming word. There are several rules that one needs to keep in mind while working with nouns. In this worksheet, we’ll take a look at the singular and plural forms of several nouns. A singular form of a noun refers to a noun that is in the singular form. Ex: one boy. On the other hand, the plural form is used to refer to a noun if there is more than one instance of the noun. Ex: The plural form f boy is boys.
In the following exercises, kids need to draw a line matching the singular nouns on the left-hand side to their correct plural forms given on the right-hand side. It is a simple task if one knows the different rules regarding the pluralization of nouns. These rules are:
- We add ‑s to the end to make regular nouns plural. Ex: Boy – Boys.
- If the singular noun ends in ‑s, -ss, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z, add ‑es instead of -s to the end to make it plural. Ex: Bus – Busses
- If the noun ends with ‘‑f’ or ‘‑fe’, the f is often changed to ‑ve, and -s is added to form the plural version. Ex: Wolf – Wolves
- If a singular noun ends in ‑y and the letter before the’ -y’ is a consonant, we change the ending to ‑’ies’. Ex: City – Cities.
- If the noun ends in ‑o, we add ‑es to make it plural. Ex: Potato – Potatoes
- If the singular noun ends in ‑us, the plural is made by adding ‘‑i’ at the end. Ex: Cactus – Cacti
- If the singular noun ends in ‑is, the plural ending is ‑es. Ex: Analysis – Analyses
- If the singular noun ends in ‑on, the ending of the plural form of the noun is-a. Ex: Phenomenon – Phenomena
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