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More examples of regular and irregular plural nouns

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Regular and Irregular plural nouns can be tricky. Below are more examples of the different kinds of plural nouns.

Nouns where the plural form is adding letter "s"

  • Baseball / Baseballs
  • Base / Bases
  • Car / Cars
  • Girl / Girls
  • Horse / Horses
  • Key / Keys
  • Apple / Apples

Nouns ending in "s," "ch," "sh," "x," that add "es"

  • Church / Churches
  • Fox / Foxes
  • Gas / Gases
  • Switch / Switches

Nouns ending in the letter "o," that add "s"

  • Kangaroo / Kangaroos
  • Kilo / Kilos
  • Photo / Photos
  • Video / Videos
  • Zoo / Zoos

Nouns ending in the letter "o," add "os" or "oes"

  • Mosquito / Mosquitos or Mosquitoes
  • Motto / Mottos or Mottoes
  • Tornado / Tornados or Tornadoes
  • Volcano / Volcanos or Volcanoes
  • Zero / Zeros or Zeroes

Nouns ending in "y," change "y" to "i" and add "es"

  • Baby / Babies
  • Century / Centuries
  • Penny / Pennies
  • Variety / Varieties

Nouns ending in "f," change "f" to "v" and add "es"

  • Calf / Calves
  • Elf / Elves
  • Hoof / Hooves
  • Knife / Knives
  • Self / Selves

Nouns that don't change at all in plural form

  • Barracks / Barracks
  • Deer / Deer
  • Fish / Fish
  • Moose / Moose
  • Sheep / Sheep

Nouns that change completely in plural form

  • Child / Children
  • Mouse / Mice
  • Person / People

Nouns where the plural is a change in the vowel

  • Foot / Feet
  • Goose / Geese
  • Man / Men
  • Tooth / Teeth
  • Woman / Women

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