Unit 2.2

Plural Nouns formation – exceptions


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Plural nouns can be formed differently, depending on the suffix of the singular form.

The various exceptions of the formation of the plural are:

  • Nouns with -ch, -s, -sh, -x or -z: add -es.
Singular Plural
-ch witch witches
-s boss bosses
-sh bush bushes
-x box boxes
-z quiz quizzes
  • Nouns with -y: change -y- to -i- and add -es.
Singular Plural
baby babies
city cities
daisy daisies
  • Nouns with -fe or -f: change -f(e) to -v and add (e)s.
Singular Plural
life lives
wife wives
wolf wolves
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