What are the 3 rules for making nouns plural?

Plural Noun Rules

  • To make regular nouns plural, add ‑s to the end.
  • If the singular noun ends in ‑s, -ss, -sh, -ch, -x, or -z, add ‑es to the end to make it plural.
  • In some cases, singular nouns ending in -s or -z, require that you double the -s or -z prior to adding the -es for pluralization.

What is Rule plural?

The plural form of rule is rules.

What is the rule for adding ies?

The spelling rule is: when the word has a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) before the letter ‘y’, you add the letter ‘s’ and when the word has a consonant (b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z) before the letter ‘y’, you remove the ‘y’ and replace it with ‘ies’.

Is IES plural or singular?

But when the letter before the last “y” is a consonant (all other alphabets apart from a, e, i, o and u), the noun takes “ies” to become plural.

What are some IES words?

Study the word list: Plurals ending in ies

Ponies Rosie loves to ride ponies. *
Babies Babies like to drink milk. *
Lorries The lorries were very noisy as they went past the house. *
Fairies Fairies can do magic. *
Berries The children picked berries and nuts. *

What are plurals definition for kids?

A plural noun is a word that means there is more than one of something (a person, a place, idea or thing).

Why do you add IES to a word?

To show possession when a noun ending in y becomes plural, write ies’. Do not write y’s. Exception: Names and other proper nouns ending in y become plural simply by adding an s. They do not form their plurals with an apostrophe, or by changing the y to ies.

Is IES singular or plural?

How do you teach students plurals?

Ask them how the words are different. They’ll point out the S and you can explain how, with many words, all you have to do is add an S to the end to make it mean more than one. Tell them that is called plural. Plural is when there is more than one of something.

When should you add s or es to verbs?

When the verb ends in -ch, -ss, -sh, -x or -zz, we add -es. When the verb ends in a consonant + -y we change y to i and add -es. But when the verb ends in a vowel + -y we just add -s. Have, go, do and be are irregular.

Why do we use IES for plural?

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