Plural and Singular Forms of Nouns
Oh yes, so many learners of ESL, nouns can be quite difficult. Like, when do they know when to simply add s or es or ves, or simply change the entire spelling?
Here are some of the guides that you may use. THE BEST WAY TO LEARN ABOUT NOUND AND THEIR PLURAL FORM IS TO READ, READ, READ, READ, READ ENGLISH BOOKS AND OTHER MATERIALS WRITTEN IN ENGLISH.
NOUNS AND THEIR PLURAL FORMS
Regular Plural Forms
Plural formed by adding -es
Plurals of Nouns ending in Y
When a noun ends in y preceded by a vowel, the plural is formed by adding s.
Plural of Nouns Ending in o
The plural form of most nouns ending in o, preceded by a consonant, is formed by adding s, but in some cases, the plural is formed by adding -es.
There are some words ending in o with a preceding consonant that may form the plural with either s or es: motto, mango, mosquito. If you are not sure when to add s or -es, consult the dictionary.
Plural of Nouns ending in -f or -ff
The plural of most nouns ending in f or ff is formed by regularly adding S.
The plural form of some nouns ending in f or fe is formed by changing the f or fe to f or -ve and adding s.
Since most of these words with irregular plurals are in common use, careful listening may help you spell them correctly. If you are doubtful about spelling, however, look up the singular form of the word in the dictionary. If the plural of a word is irregularly formed, the plural will be given immediately after the singular.
Nouns with Irregular Plurals
Index Indices or Indexes
The plural and singular forms are the same for some nouns.
The Plural of Names
Albert Steele and his family the Steeles
Judy Garcia the Garcias
James Andres the Andreses
Miranda Amos the Amoses