THE PLURAL OF NOUNS

THE PLURAL OF NOUNS

Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es.

Examples

Singular

Plural 

boat

boats

hat

hats

house

houses

river

rivers

 

A noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies.

Examples

Singular

Plural 

a fly     

flies 

a cry    

cries 

a nappy          

 

nappies

 

a poppy

poppies 

a city   

cities 

cities 

cities 

 a baby            

babies