Singular and Plural
English Grammar Index
Singular and Plural :
A Noun that denotes one person or thing is said to be in the Singular.
Example : Cow, Book, Tree, Girl, Boy
A Noun that denotes more than one person or thing is said to be in the Plural.
Example : Cows, Books, Trees, Girls, Boys
How Plurals are formed?
The Plural of nouns is generally formed by adding –s to the singular.
But Nouns, ending in –s, -sh, -ch (soft) or –x, form the plural by adding –es to the singular.
Bus – buses
Bench – benches
Box – boxes
Nouns ending in –y, preceded by a consonant, form their plural by changing –y into –i and adding –es.
Baby - babies
Story - stories
Lorry - Lorries
Most Nouns ending in –o also form the plural by adding –es to the singular.
Buffalo – buffaloes
Mango – mangoes
Cargo – cargoes
Echo – echoes
A few nouns ending in –o merely add –s.
Dynamo – dynamos
Solo – solos
Stereo – stereos
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