Can you give me a example of plural words?
A plural noun is a word for more than one person, place, or thing. Here are some rules to make singular nouns into plural nouns:
- To make most nouns plural, add an s to the end of the word. The plural of flower is flowers.
- Nouns ending in s, z, ch, sh, or x, add es to the end of the word to make it plural. The plural of dish is dishes.
- Some nouns ending with o are pluralized by adding and es to the end of the word. The plural of tomato is tomatoes.
- Most nouns ending with o are pluralized by adding s to the end of the word. The plural of photo is photos.
- When a noun ends in a y, change the y at the end of the word to an ies. The plural of berry is berries.
- Some nouns ending with y, preceded by a vowel, are pluralized by just adding s to the end of the word. The plural of day is days.
- Nouns ending with f or fe, change to f or the fe to ves to form the plural. The plural of life is lives.
- Nouns ending with ff are usually pluralized by just adding an s to the end of the word. The plural of cuff is cuffs.
- Some nouns change the vowel sound to become plural. The plural of man is men, the plural of tooth is teeth.
- Some Old English plurals are still in use. The plural of child is children, the plural of ox is oxen.
- Some nouns that end with is, the ending is changed to es to form the plural. The plural of crisis is crises.
- Some nouns that end with um, the um is replaced with an a. The plural for datum is data, the plural for medium is media.
- Some nouns that end with on, the on is replaced with an a. The plural of phenomenon is phenomena.
- Some nouns that end is a, change the a at the end of the word to ae. The plural of larva is larvae.
- Some nouns that end in ex or ix, the plural is formed by changing the x to ces. The plural of index is indeces, the plural of matrix is matrices.
- Some nouns that end in us, the plural is formed by changing the us to i. The plural of cactus is cacti, the plural of radius is radii.
- Nouns ending in eau, the plural is formed by adding x to the end of the word. The plural of bureau is bureaux.
- There are any number of other variations such as the plural of tempo is tempi; the plural of cherub is cherubim; the plural of person is people. But language evolves over time or we would still be speaking like Shakespeare. Even as I type these rules, some are officially amended. For example, the plural forms indeces and indexes are both being accepted as correct plurals for index and the plural forms bureaux and bureaus are both being accepted as correct plurals for bureau, as are many other irregular plurals being found in standard dictionaries with modernized plural options.
Most nouns in English just add an -s at the end to make them plural. For example, book becomes books. Some words add -es, like foxes. A few words don't change at all, like deer. Some words, especially foreign words, may have other ways of becoming plural. For example, the plural of criterion is criteria.
Prizes is the plural form of prize because in the English language, when you make a word a plural word, you usually put an "s" after the normal word, or an "es" after it. However, there are also words that you have to change alot. Example 1: Prize+s= Prizes <---Plural Example 2: Cheese+es= Cheeses <---- Plural Example 3: Story-y= Stor+ies= Stories <---- Plural
Singular means one of an object. For example: cat is singular because there is only one cat. Plural means two or more of an object. For example: cats is plural because there is more than one cat. Mostly, nouns that are plural end with an s. However, some words change completely or stay the same. For example: deer is the plural of deer and moose is the plural of moose. Mice is the plural of…
A plural noun or pronoun is a word for two or more people or things. The subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. Example sentences with plural subject: The Reeds came for a visit today. (plural proper noun) They brought the baby with them. (plural personal pronoun) Our babies played together. (plural common noun) All of us had a good time. (plural indefinite pronoun)
In most cases, the singular pronoun and the corresponding plural pronoun are different words, for example: I is the singular subjective, we is the plural subjective me is the singular objective, us is the plural objective you is the same for singular and plural, subjective and objective he, she, and it are the singular subjective, they is the plural subjective him, her, and it are the singular objective, them is the plural objective
The noun 'digs', a word for living quarters, a plural form used as a singular or plural, called an aggregate noun. Aggregate nouns are words representing an indefinite number of parts; aggregate nouns have no singular form. Example singular: Stop by my digs anytime. Example plural: The digs in the projects are plain not fancy.
Most English words fall into that category. For a start, only nouns and verbs can have a plural form. And many nouns have no plural: think of abstract nouns such as tenuousness and joylessness, for example. Some nouns, such as sheep, take the same form in the plural as in the singular, which is a different thing altogether.
Yes there is. Believe it or not, the plural of moose is simply moose. Moose is one of the words in English that the singular and the plural are the same word. Example sentences: A moose was standing near the edge of the trees. (singular) Two moose were standing near the edge of the trees. (plural) Contrary to popular belief, Meese, Moosen, and Mooses simply aren't words.
In English, only nouns and verbs can be plural in form. Adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions do not change their form. For example: 'The house is built of stone'. (Singular noun and verb.) 'The houses are built of stone.' (Plural noun and verb.) Some adjectives and pronouns are plural in meaning, for example 'many' and 'we'. However, I take it that you are enquiring about words that have both a singular and a plural…
The English language contains many words where the plural form is shorter than the singular. Most of these are words we have taken from foreign languages. The archetypical example is Latin words ending in -um; the plural ends in -a. e.g. datum - pl. data ; erratum - pl errata ; stratum - pl. strata ; (e.g. stands for exemplum gratum, meaning example given. pl -exempla grata)