Plural Nouns rules, examples

What is a plural noun?
singular noun is the name of one thing, person, place, or idea. Plural nouns are the name of more than one person, place, or thing, or idea.

Formation of Plural Nouns

Usually, the plural form by adding ‘ S’.

Examples:

apple – apple s
flower – flower s
shop – shop s

If a word ends in-y (after a consonant), ‘changes in to – ies to make it plural.
Examples:

party – parties
family – families
fly – flies

However, it ends in vowel +-y, only one – s is appended.

Examples:

boy – boy s
toy – toy s
day-day s

Example of plural nouns ending in-o

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photo – photo s
disco – disco’s
Video – video s

Nouns ending in –f or fe, form plural by adding – ves.
Examples:
life – lives
wife – wives

knife – knives
half – halves
thief – thieves

There are some exceptions to these rules for plural nouns
Examples:
roof – roof s
chief – chief s

If the word ends with-ff- the only “s” is appended.

Example:
cliff – cliff s

Some nouns have an irregular plural form

man – men
woman – women
child – children
foot – feet
tooth – teeth
goose – geese
mouse – mice
sheep – sheep
fish – fish
fruit – fruit

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Some nouns are used only in the plural form.

Examples:
clothes
trousers
scissors

while others although they have the outer form of the plural, however, be used in the
singular.

Examples:

news
The news does not sound very positive.

Sciences
eg: politics
statistics
economics

There are some nouns but are always in the singular with plural verbs.

police
Already the police are informed about the incident.

people
People are aware of the Consequences of Their decision.