List of Singular and Plural Nouns with Rules and Examples

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List of Singular and Plural Nouns Rules PDF!

What are Singular and Plural Nouns?

The definition of singular and plural nouns is very simple. A noun in its single form called a singular noun i.e. hen, apple, etc. While a noun greater than one in a number called a plural noun, it can be any number, but greater than one.

Countable nouns can be Singular or Plural.

Singular and Plural Noun Rules

We are going to discuss some rules on how to make a Plural from a Singular.

Rule No 1:

IF a word end at alphabet ‘o’ then we will add ‘es’ to make their plural form. Singular and Plural Noun Rules

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Buffalo Buffaloes Echo Echoes
Hero Heroes Mango Mangoes
Potato Potatoes Tomato Tomatoes
Veto Vetoes Zero Zeroes / Zeros

 

Note: Keep these exceptions in mind

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Auto Autos Kilo Kilos
Photo Photos Piano Pianos
Studio Studios

 

Rule No 2:

Add ‘s’ for making the Plural of these words.

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

School Schools Room Rooms
Girl Girls Road Roads
Book Books Pen Pens
Tree Trees Town Towns
Pond Ponds

 

Rule No 3:

If a noun ends at these alphabets, then add ‘es’ to make their plurals.

(x,z,s,ss,sh,ch)

Singular Plural Singular Plural
Box Boxes Bus Buses
Waltz Waltzes Flash Flashes
Dish Dishes Fox Foxes
Class Classes Brush Brushes
Guess Guesses Lunch Lunches
Ash Ashes Tax Taxes

 

Rule No 4: Singular and Plural Noun Rules

If a Word ends with the alphabet ‘y’ and there is a consonant before ‘y’ then replace ‘y’ with ‘ies’.

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Party Parties Family Families
Theory Theories Lady Ladies
Cherry Cherries Country Countries
Pony Ponies Jelly Jellies
Baby Babies City Cities
Berry Berries Lily Lilies
Fly Flies Penny Pennies

 

Rule no 5:

If a word ends with the alphabet ‘y’ and there is a ‘Vowel’ before ‘y’ then use add ‘s’ to make the plural of that word.

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Key Keys Boy Boys
Way Ways Joy Joys
Bay Bays Ray Rays
Toy Toys Valley Valleys

 

Rule No 6:

If a word ends with ‘f’ or ‘fe’ then replace them with ‘ves’ to make plurals. Singular and Plural Noun Rules

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Wife Wives Elf Elves
Leaf Leaves Shelf Shelves
Calf Calves Wolf Wolves
Thief Thieves Self Selves
Life Lives Knife Knives
Half Halves Scarves Scarves

 

Note: Do not apply this rule to these words.

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Chef Chefs Cliff Cliffs
Roof Roofs Handkerchief Handkerchiefs
belief Beliefs chief chiefs

 

Rule No 7:

To make Plural of these nouns just change their vowels

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Woman Women Foot Feet
Tooth Teeth Mouse Mice
Goose Geese Louse Lice

 

Note:

These words are the same in Singular and Plural Form. Singular and Plural Noun Rules

Singular

Plural

Singular

Plural

Sheep Sheep deer deer
Fish Fish people people
Hundred Hundred Thousand Thousand
Swine Swine Aircraft Aircraft
Offspring Offspring Innings Innings
Dozen Dozen Score Score
million million Billion Billion

 

List of Singular and Plural Nouns in English

singular and plurals in english

common and plural nouns

singular and plural nouns

Singular Plural
woman women
wife wives
wharf wharves
watch watches
wash washes
waltz waltzes
volcano volcanoes
try tries
tornado tornadoes
tooth teeth
tomato tomatoes
thief thieves
thesis theses
tax taxes
syllabus syllabi
story stories
stitch stitches
spy spies
splash splashes
species species
son-in-law sons-in-law
shelf shelves
sheep sheep
sheaf sheaves
series series
scratch scratches
scarf scarves
runner-up runners-up
reflex reflexes
quiz quizzes
potato potatoes
poppy poppies
plateau plateaux
person people
penny pennies
pass passes
party parties
octopus octopi
oasis oases
nucleus nuclei
neurosis neuroses
nanny nannies
mouse mice
motto mottoes
moose moose
mess messes
memorandum memoranda
mango mangoes
man men
loaf loaves
life lives
leaf leaves
lady ladies
knife knives
kiss kisses
iris irises
index indexes
hoof hooves
hoax hoaxes
hippopotamus hippopotami
hero heroes
half halves
fungus fungi
foot feet
fly flies
flush flushes
fish fish
fax faxes
family families
emphasis emphases
elf elves
echo echoes
dwarf dwarves
domino dominoes
dictionary dictionaries
deer deer
curriculum curricula
crisis crises
copy copies
cod cod
city cities
circus circuses
church churches
child children
cherry cherries
chateau chateaux
calf calves
bus buses
brush brushes
beach beaches
batch batches
bacterium bacteria
baby babies
axe axes
atlas atlases
arch arches
aquarium aquaria
analysis analyses
alumnus alumni
abyss  abysses

 

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