[Noun] – Lesson 5: Regular Plurals of Nouns

Introduction

Most nouns in English have both singular and plural forms, and the plural is usually formed by adding “-s” to the singular. Most nouns in English have both singular and plural forms, and the plural is usually formed by adding “-s” to the singular. This page explains the basic ways of forming regular plurals in English.

How to form the plural

Noun ending Forming the plural Example
sxch or sh Add -es boss arrow to the right bosses
tax arrow to the right taxes
bush arrow to the right bushes
consonant + y Change y to i then add -es baby arrow to the rightbabies
candy arrow to the rightcandies
curry arrow to the right curries
most others Add -s cat arrow to the right cats
face arrow to the right faces
day arrow to the right days
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