Singular and Plural for kids
A noun that stands for only one person, animal, place or thing is said to be in the singular Number
Examples – boy, bird, apple.
A noun that stands for more than one person, animal, place or thing is said to be in the plural number.
Example – boys, birds, apples.
Singular and plural number in English grammar
Most nouns change from singular to plural by adding ‘s’ to the singular.
Nouns that end in a ‘hissing’ sound such as ‘ch‘, ‘ss‘, ‘sh‘, ‘x‘ form their plurals by adding ‘es‘ to the singular.
There are some nouns ending in ‘y‘ that make their plurals by changing ‘y‘ into ‘ies‘
Some Nouns that end in ‘o‘ form their plurals by adding ‘es‘
Nouns that end in ‘f‘ or ‘fe‘ make their plurals by changing ‘f‘ or ‘fe‘ into ‘ves‘
Some nouns change the whole word and some do not change at all
Singular and plural Exercise/worksheet in English grammar for kids
Exercise 1: Write the singular of the following.
- Trees – _____
- Flies – _____
- Deer – _____
- Ways – _____
- Bodies – _____
- Stories – _____
- Gentlemen – _____
- Chimneys – _____
- Boys – _____
- Mice – _____
Exercise 2: Answer the following given below.
- Plural of mosquito – _____
- Singular of mice – _____
- Singular of geese – _____
- Plural of the city – _____
- Plural of echo – _____
- Plural of ox – _____
- Plural of louse – _____
- Plural of roof – _____
- Plural of story – _____
- Plural of tooth – _____
Exercise 3: Change the following sentences into their Singular form.
- The babies are sleeping.
- The potatoes are in your plates.
- My feet are all white.
- Are your T-shirts clean?
- The matches start at 6.
- The sheep are eating some grass.
- The knives are on the tables.
- The children always play in the parks.
- The buses are late.
- The men in the cars are wearing glasses.
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