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Unit 2.2

Nouns – Irregular Plurals


Nouns refer to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality.

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:

child children
foot feet
man men
mouse mice
person people
tooth teeth
woman women
  • Child ⇒ We have 3 children.
  • Foot ⇒ My feet are sore.
  • Man ⇒ There are some men outside the house.
  • Mouse ⇒ I found 3 mice in the barn.
  • Person. ⇒ They are such nice people.
  • Tooth ⇒ He lost 2 teeth yesterday.
  • 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 exception.

We cannot add an -s to the end of irregular nouns to make them plural, so we need to remember these irregular nouns.

For example:
— “A child.” ⇒ “Three children.” / “Three childs.
There is only one person in the queue.” ⇒ “There are five people in the queue.

Child and person are irregular and their plural forms are people and children.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.


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