Friday, 14 March 2014

Learning English Grammar : Number of Nouns.

Assalamualaikum WBT,

As promised in the last entry, I will try my hardest to share with you my knowledge on English Grammar and still this entry will linger around Noun.

Well, in nouns there is we called, Number of Nouns. 

Number of Nouns means that there are nouns that need differentiation. We need to differentiate between nouns.  Okay.

These are the number of nouns :

1. Number shows whether one is meant, or more than one.

2. There are two Numbers : --
The Singular Number
The Plural Number
The Singular number denotes only one object.

boy, girl

The Plural number denotes more than one object.

boys, girls.

The Plural is generally formed by adding s to the Singular :
pen      pens             chair       chairs
book    books          garden    gardens
When the noun ends in s, x, ch, or sh, the Plural is formed by adding es to the Singular : -
glass     glasses        watch    watches
box       boxes         dish       dishes
If the noun ends in y, and the y has consonant going before it, the Plural is formed by changing y into ies : -
duty    duties       army   armies
fly       flies           lady    ladies
But if the y has vowel going before it, the Plural is formed by simply adding s : --
day      days      key           keys
boy      boys     monkey   monkeys
Most nouns ending in f or fe form the Plural by changing f or fe into ves
calf      calves         life       lives
knife    knives         wife     wives
leaf      leaves         thief     thieves
If the noun in o, and the o is preceded by a consonant, the Plural is generally ( not always ) formed by adding es to the Singular : --
cargo    cargoes      negro     negroes
hero      heroes        potato   potatoes
But if the o is preceded by a vowel, the Plural is formed by simply adding s to the singular : --
bamboo    bamboos       curio    curios
cuckoo     cuckoos        studio   studios
Some nouns from their Plurals irregularly : 
man       men          tooth       teeth
woman  women      mouse    mice
foot       feet           ox           oxen
goose    geese        child       children
Some Nouns have the same from in the Plural as in the Singular : -
deer      deer             fish        fish     ( fishes )
sheep    sheep           dozen    dozen ( dozens )
Explanation above is simple and understandable. It uses simple words. Its easy.

So, if you have any questions in mind, feel free to ask me on the comment box, thank you.

Assalamualaikum WBT

p/s: English language is easy.

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