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Plural Nouns

Plural Nouns

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Part 1-Pluralization of regular nouns



Hello! In this lesson, we will learn about the use of plural nouns in English. We learned in a previous lesson that nouns are words which usually refer to a person, place, or thing. For example, some common nouns are: “man”, “tree”, “house”, “car”, and “apple”. All of the objects which make up our universe are nouns.

A singular noun refers to an individual noun such as “a tree” or “a red car”. A plural noun refers to a noun representing more than one item such as “four boys” or “many trees”.

Regular nouns are nouns that form their plural form simply by adding the letter “s” to their end. For example, “boy” becomes “boys” and “tree” becomes “trees”. Fortunately, most nouns in English are regular and so forming the plural form from the singular form is a simple matter of adding the letter “s” to the end of the noun.

Let us now look at how to form the plural of several regular nouns.

“boy” becomes “boys”

“girl” becomes “girls”

“tree” becomes “trees”

“car” becomes “cars”

“house” becomes “houses”

“apple” becomes “apples”

“truck” becomes “trucks”

“train” becomes “trains”

“boat” becomes “boats”

“school” becomes “schools”

“hospital” becomes “hospitals”

“hotel” becomes “hotels”

“restaurant” becomes “restaurants”

“table” becomes “tables”

“chair” becomes “chairs”


Notice that forming the plural form from the singular form of most nouns in English is a simple matter of adding the letter “s” to the end of the noun. We will examine irregular nouns in a future lesson.

Very good. Now that you have a basic understanding of forming the plural of regular nouns, it is your turn to practice speaking in English.