Irregular nouns and other irregular plurals

In this lesson we will find out other irregular plural forms: irregular nouns, plural-only nouns and nouns without plural.

Learn them with videos and practice with printable worksheets and exercises at the end of the lesson.

Notes

An irregular noun is a noun that becomes plural by changing completely its plural form.

For example:

  • Man - Men
  • Woman - Women
  • Child - Children

In this lesson you will find irregular nouns and other forms of irregular plurals!

 

Learn FREE with videos and interactive exercises

Other forms of irregular plurals - Videos

 

Watch the videos, one with a slower voice speed and one with a faster speed, and learn irregular nouns, plural-only nouns and nouns without plural.

 

"AT NIGHT I BRUSH MY TEETH, I COMB MY HAIR,

I WEAR MY PYJAMAS AND I COUNT SHEEP TO FALL ASLEEP.

ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEP, THREE SHEEP…"

Irregular nouns

Irregular nouns follow no specific rules. You will need to learn them by heart.

 

Examples:

  • Man - Men
  • Woman - Women
  • Child - Children
  • Foot - Feet
  • Tooth - Teeth
  • Mouse - Mice

Download the worksheet below to learn and practise!

 

Plural-only nouns

Plural-only nouns: 

  • exist only in the plural form
  • want plural verbs and plural pronouns
  • do not want the indefinite article.

 

Examples:

  • These goods are expensive.
  • The grapes are good.
  • There are many people.
  • The police have just arrived
  • Your pyjamas are nice.

Download the worksheet below to learn how to use plural-only nouns!

Nouns without plural

Some nouns do not change at all when they are pluralized.

 

Examples:

  • Fish = fish
    There is a fish in the dish. - There are three fish in the dish.
  • Sheep = sheep
    There is a sheep in the field. - There are three sheep in the field.

Download the worksheet below to learn and practise!