Boys, countries, radios , heroes, boxes, rulers, women, children, dogs, washes , lorries

Do you know why and when we add -ies, -ves, -s and –es  to plural nouns?

We’re going to look at these important plural spelling rules then there’s a spelling test so read carefully.

1._  Add -s to regular plurals.

Adding an s is all you need to do to form a regular plural: room-rooms, apple-apples, girl/girls, book/books, pen/pens, computer/computers.

 

one room three rooms
one apple five apples
one girl two girls
one book four books
one pen six pens
one computer four computers

 

1.- EXERCISES

   book

chair

picture

page

key

computer

 

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2._   Adding -es to words ending in

-ch , -s, -sh , -x, -z to form a plural: wish-wishes, box/boxes, match/matches, glass/glasses

wish wishes
box boxes
match matches
glass glasses
buzz buzzes

 

*There’s one exception to this rule. If the -ch ending is pronounced with a ‘k’ then add -s (stomach/stomachs)

Msc Victor Lituma

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