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Types of irregular plural

There are many types of irregular plural, but these are the most common:

Forming the
Noun type Example
plural

Change f to v knife knives


Ends with -fe then life lives
Add -s
wife wives

Change f to v half halves


Ends with -f then wolf wolves
Add -es
loaf loaves

potato potatoes
Ends with -o Add -es tomato tomatoes
volcano volcanoes

cactus cacti
ends with -us Change -us to -i nucleus nuclei
focus foci

analysis analyses
ends with -is Change -is to -es crisis crises
thesis theses

phenomenon
ends with -on Change -on to -a phenomena
criterion criteria

man men
Change the vowel foot feet
or
Change the word child children
ALL KINDS
or
Add a different person people
ending tooth teeth
mouse mice
sheep
Singular and plural
Unchanging deer
are the same
fish (sometimes)

When you are sure that you understand the lesson, you can continue with
the exercises.

1. The plural of "bus" is


A. ? bi

B. ? buss

C. ? buses

D. ? busa

2. The plural of "shelf" is


A. ? shelfs

B. ? shelves

C. ? shelvs

D. ? shelfes

3. The plural of "woman" is


A. ? womans

B. ? womanes

C. ? women

D. ? woman

4. The plural of "phenomenon" is


A. ? phenomena

B. ? phenomenons

C. ? phenomeni

D. ? phenomenon

5. The plural of "child" is


A. ? children

B. ? childs

C. ? cheeld

D. ? child
6. The plural of "deer" is
A. ? deers

B. ? deeres

C. ? door

D. ? deer

7. The plural of "stimulus" is


A. ? stimuluses

B. ? stimuli

C. ? stimula

D. ? stimules

8. The plural of "calf" (a baby cow) is


A. ? calfs

B. ? calves

C. ? calf

D. ? celf

9. The plural of "thesis" is


A. ? thesises

B. ? thesies

C. ? thesi

D. ? theses

10.The plural of "buffalo" is


A. ? buffalos

B. ? buffals

C. ? buffalose

D. ? buffaloes

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1. foot
2. wolf

yourse
3.
lf

4. person

analysi
5.
s

6. goose

7. echo

8. fish

octopu
9.
s
10
thief
.

Plurals
Matching exercise

Choose the correct plural form

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tax ? ? ?

a) taxs b) taxes c) taxies


watch ? ? ?

a) watchs b) watches c) watchies


bike ? ? ?

a) biks b) bikes c) bikies


potato ? ? ?

a) potatos b) potatoes c) potatoies


lady ? ? ?

a) ladys b) ladyes c) ladies


monkey ? ? ?
a) monkeys b) monkeyes c) monkies

match ? ? ?

a) matchs b) matches c) matchies


tomato ? ? ?

a) tomatos b) tomatoes c) tomatoies


time ? ? ?

a) tims b) times c) timies


door ? ? ?

a) doors b) doores c) doories


computer ? ? ?

a) computers b) computeres c) computeries


kilo ? ? ?

a) kilos b) kiloes c) kiloies


worry ? ? ?

a) worrys b) worryes c) worries


fly ? ? ?

a) flys b) flyes c) flies


toy ? ? ?

a) toys b) toyes c) toies


baby ? ? ?

a) babys b) babyes c) babies


book ? ? ?

a) books b) bookes c) bookies


boss ? ? ?

a) bosss b) bosses c) bossies


fax ? ? ?

a) faxs b) faxes c) faxies


piano
a) pianos b) pianoes c) pianoies
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