Irregular Plural Nouns

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The plural form of most nouns in English is formed by adding an ‘ -s ‘, but there are some words that do not follow this rule. They are irregular plurals.

Form the plural in all parts of the sentences below, where possible.

Example:

It was my child   =   They were my children

  1. I’ve hurt my foot   =   We ………

  2. Here is a person that can help you   =

  3. She broke her tooth while she was skiing   =   

  4. He has to find that mouse   =  

  5. That sheep has eaten this flower   =

  6. My wife doesn’t like cooking   =  

  7. The young lady was last seen with a man   =

  8. The deer was killed with a knife   = 

  9. A fox doesn’t eat a tomato   =

  10. A child often wears jeans   =   

Answers below!

Remember some basic rules:

  • Uncountable nouns have no singular and plural forms (cereal, pasta, water…)
  • Some nouns are only plural (jeans, scales,
  • Some plural forms are only used in academic or legal language (persons, fruits…)
  • Words ending in -s, -sh, -ch, -x or -o take ‘-es’ (potatoes, watches, boxes, dishes, buses…)
  • Words ending in ‘-y’ sometimes change to ‘-ies’ and sometimes just add ‘-s’ (babies, days, spies, trays….)

 

  1. I’ve hurt my foot   =   We’ve hurt our feet
  2. Here is a person that can help him   = Here are some people that can help them
  3. She broke her tooth while she was skiing   =   They broke their teeth while they were skiing
  4. He has to find that mouse   =  They have to find those mice
  5. That sheep has eaten this flower  = Those sheep have eaten these flowers
  6. My wife doesn’t like cooking   =  Our wives don’t like cooking
  7. The young lady was last seen with a man   = The young ladies were last seen with (some) men
  8. The deer was killed with a knife   = The deer were killed with (some) knives
  9. A fox doesn’t eat a tomato   = Foxes don’t eat tomatoes
  10. A child often wears  jeans   =   Children often wear jeans
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