Rules for Plurals you need to know in the English language


These are the Plural Guidelines and Patterns

1. Add ‘s’ at the end of the word to make them plural.
Eg

  1. Eye --Eyes
  2. Cow - -Cows
  3. Boy – Boys
    Account --Accounts
    List is endless

2. Add ‘es’ to words that end in ‘s’, ‘ss’, ‘sh’, 'ch’, ‘x’ or ‘z’ to make them plural.
Eg

  1. Box–Boxes
  2. Matches–Matches
  3. Church --Churches
  4. Beach–Beaches

3 Words ending in ‘ay’, ‘ey’, ‘iy’, ’oy’, and ‘uy’ just add an ‘s’ to make the plural.

  1. Bay-- Bays
  2. Key-- Keys
  3. Boy --Boys
  4. Guy --Guys

4 Words that end in ‘f’ or ‘fe’ change the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ to a ‘v’ .
one knife two knives
Eg

  1. Leaf–Leaves
  2. Life --Lives
  3. Calf --Calves
  4. Thief-- Thieves

Note
We have some exceptions like in, Chefs , roofs, Scarf etc.


5 For some words the whole word changes.
E.g
Man --Men
Woman – Women
Person - People
Foot - Feet
Tooth – Teeth
Mouse – Mice


6 Words ending with vowel ‘O’ add ‘s’ to make them plural.

E.g
Carol-- Carols
Piano – Pianos
Soprano – Sopranos

Some others when an ‘O’ comes after a consonant apart from the above, you add 'es’
Mango- Mangoes
Volcano–Volcanoes
Potato-- Potatoes
Tomato–Tomatoes
etc

Did I miss any? :hugs:
To be continued…