13 Plural – Irregular

Nouns

Plural form is used to indicate that there is more than one person, animal, place or thing.

Some nouns don’t follow the rules, they’re Irregular, so their plural is formed differently.

Below you can read some of the nouns with their Irregular Plural form:

SINGULAR PLURAL
child children
foot feet
man men
mouse mice
person people
tooth teeth
woman women
  • We have a child.
    We have 3 children.
  • My left foot is sore.
    My feet are sore.
  • There is a man outside the house.
    There are some men outside the house.
  • I found a mouse in the barn.
    I found 3 mice in the barn.
  • She is such a nice person.
    They are such nice people.
  • He lost 1 tooth yesterday.
    He lost 2 teeth yesterday.
  • She is a very beautiful woman.
    They are very beautiful women.

There are no rules to explain how the Plural of these Irregular nouns is formed, we just have to remember that they are an exception.

We can generally just add an -s to the end of a noun in the singular to make it Plural, however there are certain nouns which are irregular so their plural is Irregular too.

For example:
— “One child.” > “Three children.” – “Three childs.” = Child is irregular and the plural is children.
There is only one person in the queue” > “There are five people in the queue.” = Person is irregular and the plural is people.

NOTE: It is important to know which nouns are irregular in their plural form so that you do not make any mistakes.

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