Monday, 17 March 2014

Learning English Grammar : Singular and Plural Nouns.

Assalamualaikum WBT,

I am so really sorry for not updating any information on grammar, well, the internet connection was not that good for these past two days, so, I was struggling a bit to actually write something just because the internet connection was not good. 

But now, its okay! So, lets move on to our English grammar lesson, Singular and Plural Nouns.

Well, Singular Nouns form is quite easy because its just one. One thing, one person, one animal. And for more that one it is called Plural Nouns which is a little tricky actually.

There are thirteen forms of Plural Nouns, buckle up and lets run! 

1. By adding -s.

For examples :

son-sons    goat-goats    house-houses    table-tables    picture-pictures

2. By adding -es to nouns ending in -s,-sh,-ch and -x.

For examples :

glass-glasses    bus-buses    inch-inches    match-matches    brush-brushes    dish-dishes    box-boxes
fox-foxes         tax-taxes

3. By adding -es to SOME nouns ending in -o

For examples :

buffalo-buffaloes    hero-heroes    potato-potatoes    volcano-volcanoes

4. By adding -s to SOME nouns ending in -o

For examples :

bamboo-bamboos    piano-pianos    radio-radios    photo-photos

5. By changing -y into -ies

For examples :

baby-babies    lady-ladies    fly-flies    army-armies   cry-cries

6. By adding -s to some nouns ending in -y

For example :

monkey-monkeys    way-ways    day-days    key-keys

7. By adding -f to -fe into -ves

For examples :

loaf-loaves    leaf-leaves    calf-calves   thief-thieves    knife-knives   wife-wives   life-lives

8. By adding -s to SOME nouns ending in -f or -fe

For examples :

chief-chiefs    hoof-hoofs    roof-roofs    root-roots    gulf-gulfs

9. By changing the inside vowels

For examples :

man-men    goose-geese    tooth-teeth    mouse-mice    louse-lice    woman-women    foot-feet

10. By adding -en

For examples :

ox-oxen    child-children

11. SOME nouns have their singular and plural alike

For examples :

sheep-sheep    deer-deer   cod-cod   fish-fish(es)

12. SOME unusual nouns form their plural in a different way. NOTE where the -s is placed.

For examples :

brother-in-law    brothers-in-law
son-in-law          sons-in-law
step-mother        step-mothers
step-son             step-sons

13. SOME nouns are used only in the plural.

scissors     shears     pliers   clothes    pincers

Okay that is all, but you need to bare in mind that learning is not just by read the technical grammar book, you need to do you own exercise and also you have to read a lot. This is because only through reading you will find these amazing, fancy words that will add up to your lexicon. Plus, when you read lots of books, you will be able to familiarise with the sentence structures. So, if you want to know more, read more okay?

Assalamualaikum WBT

p/s: learning is fun!

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