Irregular plural nouns

Discover irregular plural nouns in English, watch videos to discover examples of irregular plurals, download printable worksheets to practice forming the plural form of nouns and train with exercises at the end of the lesson!

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What are irregular plural nouns?

By definition, irregular plural nouns are irregular nouns in the plural form, that is nouns that become plural by changing its spelling in other ways than adding an “s” to the end of the word.

In this lesson you will learn examples of irregular plurals and the grammar rules for irregular pluralnouns ending in consonant + Y, CH, S, O, F and many more.

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Nouns ending in consonant + Y - Videos

Watch the video and discover how to form the plural of nouns ending in consonant + Y.

"I LIKE LIBRARIES BECAUSE I LOVE FANTASY STORIES WITH QUEENS AND TALKING FAIRIES."

Irregular plural consonant + Y - Rule

If the noun ends with a consonant + Y, remove the Y and add IES.

 

Examples:

  • Baby - Babies
  • Lady - Ladies
  • Story - Stories

 

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Nouns ending in CH, O, S, SH, X, Z - Videos

Watch the video and discover how to form the plural form of nouns ending in CH, O, S, SH, X and Z.

"I AM SABRINA AND SHE IS SAMANTAH.

WE ARE GOOD WITCHES AND WE CREATE KISSES!"

Irregular plural with CH, O, S, SH, X - Rule

If the noun ends with CH, O, S, SH, X, Z, add ES.

 

Examples: 

  • Match - Matches
  • Tomato - Tomatoes
  • Bus - Buses
  • Brush - Brushes
  • Box - Boxes

 

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Nouns ending in F, fe - Videos

Watch the video and discover how to form the plural form of nouns ending in F or FE.

"RAF IS A LEAF AND LIVES ON A TREE.

IT IS STRONG, NICE AND GREEN AND ALL THE LEAVES LIKE HIM.

IT LIKES SCHOOL AND LOVES HALLOWEEN

BECAUSE IT ADORES BOOKS AND JELLY BEANS."

Irregular plural F, FE - Rule

If the noun ends with F or FE, remove the F or FE and add VES.

 

Examples:

  • Knife - Knives
  • Wolf - Wolves
  • Leaf - Leaves

 

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