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Plural Nouns » Explain » Study

The basic idea:
The most common way to make a noun plural is to add an S to the end of the noun.

How we do it:

Singular Plural (Noun + S)
The little boy smells the flower.The little boys smell the flowers.



Example:

Read the following sentence, answer the questions below it, and click the button at the bottom when you are finished:
Dana gave Ophelia some flowers for her birthday.
Find all the nouns in the sentence and write them in the box below:



Which noun in this sentence is plural? How do you know?



Rewrite the sentence using the plural form of sock, instead of "flowers":






Some Exceptions to the Rule:

If a noun ends with ch, sh, x, ss, or z, add es instead of s. Pass your mouse over the following sentence to see how this kind of plural is made:

Try This One:

Dana gave Ophelia a sandwich for her birthday.
Rewrite the sentence above using the plural form of "sandwich":



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