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

Examplesboy, bird, apple.

A noun that stands for more than one person, animal, place or thing is said to be in the plural number.

Exampleboys, birds, apples.

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Most nouns change from singular to plural by adding ‘s’ to the singular.

Singular Plural
daydays
horsehorses
shoeshoes
tabletables

Nouns that end in a ‘hissing’ sound such as ‘ch‘, ‘ss‘, ‘sh‘, ‘x‘ form their plurals by adding ‘es‘ to the singular.

SingularPlural
benchbenches
branchbranches
watchwatches
glassglasses

There are some nouns ending in ‘y‘ that make their plurals by changing ‘y‘ into ‘ies

SingularPlural
armyarmies
babybabies
countrycountries
diarydiaries

Some Nouns that end in ‘o‘ form their plurals by adding ‘es

SingularPlural
mangomangoes
potatopotatoes
mosquitomosquitoes
tomatotomatoes

Nouns that end in ‘f‘ or ‘fe‘ make their plurals by changing ‘f‘ or ‘fe‘ into ‘ves

SingularPlural
calfcalves
leafleaves
loafloaves
lifelives

Some nouns change the whole word and some do not change at all

SingularPlural
manmen
toothteeth
mousemice
oxoxen

We say

SingularPlural
rayrays
wayways
donkeydonkeys
keykeys
holidayholidays

We say

SingularPlural
deerdeer
sheepsheep
fishfish

Singular and plural Exercise/worksheet in English grammar for kids

Exercise 1: Write the singular of the following. 

  1. Trees – _____
  2. Flies – _____
  3. Deer – _____
  4. Ways – _____
  5. Bodies – _____
  6. Stories – _____
  7. Gentlemen – _____
  8. Chimneys – _____
  9. Boys – _____
  10. Mice – _____

Exercise 2: Answer the following given below.

  1. Plural of mosquito_____
  2. Singular of mice_____
  3. Singular of geese_____
  4. Plural of the city_____
  5. Plural of echo_____
  6. Plural of ox_____
  7. Plural of louse_____
  8. Plural of roof_____
  9. Plural of story_____
  10. Plural of tooth_____

Exercise 3: Change the following sentences into their Singular form.

  1. The babies are sleeping.
  2. The potatoes are in your plates.
  3. My feet are all white.
  4. Are your T-shirts clean?
  5. The matches start at 6.
  6. The sheep are eating some grass.
  7. The knives are on the tables.
  8. The children always play in the parks.
  9. The buses are late.
  10. The men in the cars are wearing glasses.

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