Plurals

Most singular nouns are made plural by simply putting an -s at the end. There are many different rules regarding pluralisation depending on what letter a noun ends in. Irregular nouns do not follow plural noun rules, so they must be memorized or looked up in the dictionary.

truss – trusses

bus – buses

marsh – marshes

lunch – lunches

tax – taxes

wife – wives

wolf – wolves

 

Exceptions:

roof – roofs

belief – beliefs

chef – chefs

chief – chiefs

potato – potatoes

tomato – tomatoes

Exceptions:

photo – photos

piano – pianos

halo – halos

With the unique word volcano, you can apply the standard pluralisation for words that end in -o or not. It’s your choice! Both of the following are correct:

volcanoes

volcanos

analysis – analyses

ellipsis – ellipses

phenomenon – phenomena

criterion – criteria

sheep – sheep

series – series

species – species

deer –deer

Irregular nouns follow no specific rules, so it’s best to memorise these.

child – children

goose – geese

man – men

woman – women

tooth – teeth

foot – feet

mouse – mice

person – people

Give the correct plural form of the word below.

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portfolio

box

shelf

kiss

self


 

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