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Plural Nouns
 
Examples Index
 
 
Parts of Speech
 
 
Nouns
 
Examples Help! Definition and Meaning of a Plural Noun
 A noun is the name of any person, place or thing as John, London or book. But what is a Plural noun? The meaning or definition of aPlural noun is as follows:
 
D
efinition & Meaning
 
 A Plural noun means more than one item. Examples of plural nouns are
beds,boys, girls, books and cats
. They are created by adding a letter 's' to theend of a word or by adding 'es' such as in
churches, boxes or witches
.
 
D
efinition & Meaning
 
Examples Help - Some helpful rules
There are some rules when working with English plurals:
 
 Just add an 's' to make most words plural - examples: cats, dogs, girls, bats
 
 If the noun ends with a ch, s, sh, x, or z add an 'es' to make it plural - examples: churches, boxes, witches, witnesses
 
 If the noun ends with a letter y and the letter before the y is a consonant
 
 change the letter y to a letter i then add es to make it a plural
 
 Examples: Sky to Skies & Army to Armies
 
Examples Help! List of Plural Nouns
This list of English examples will prove useful when learning about different parts of speech:
 
L
ist
 
Cats
 
Boys
 
Bats
 
Books
 
Chairs
 
Tables
 
Churches
 
Boxes
 
Witches
 
L
ist
 
Irregular Plural Nouns
Just when you think it's simple along comes the phrase 'irregular plural nouns'! What exactly does this mean? Most English nounsare very predictable ( or regular ) in the spelling of the plural form - you just add an 's' or 'es' which make 'regular' plural words. Butthere are always exceptions to the rule and these are referred to a 'irregular plural nouns! When irregular nouns change from their 
 
singular form to become plural, their spelling changes in a different way as in mouse and mice (or it may not change at all as in theword scissors). It would be incorrect English to add an 's' or 'es' to these 'irregular' words. The following list of irregular examples willmake this definition much clearer:
 
Irregular
L
ist
 
Singular
 
Plural
 
Singular
 
Plural
 
analysis
 
analyses
 
appendix
 
appendices
 
bison
 
bison
 
cactus
 
cacti
 
calf 
 
calves
 
child
 
children
 
elf 
 
elves
 
foot
 
feet
 
goose
 
geese
 
knife
 
knives
 
leaf 
 
leaves
 
life
 
lives
 
loaf 
 
loaves
 
man
 
men
 
mouse
 
mice
 
person
 
people
 
scissors
 
scissors
 
tooth
 
teeth
 
The Noun Game
Looking for a worksheet, test, exercises or quiz game to test your understanding? Check out your knowledge and understanding of the different types by playing the Noun Game!
 
The
Noun Gam
e
 
Examples Help - Understanding Plural Nouns!
 Understanding the different types of nouns is not very difficult, but it is made daunting because of the seemingly complicated names!Just glancing through this page provides a fast overview of Plural nouns. Remember that Plural nouns are the words used todescribe more than one item. Examples of plural nouns are
beds, boys, girls, books and cats
. They are created by adding a letter 's' to the end of a word or by adding 'es' such as in
churches, boxes or witches
.
 
Plural Nouns
 

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