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Complete the sentences with the plural forms of the verbs in brackets:

a) __________________ (baby) are cute, arent they?


b) In Autumn __________________(leaf) fall from __________________(tree)
c) She loves __________________(puppy)
d) I have got a pair of __________________(jeans)
e) Superman and Spiderman are my __________________(hero)
f) Lets put these toys inside these __________________(box)

Read the sentences. Rewrite them from singular to plural.


a) That watch is in his pocket. ______________________________________________________________________
b) This radio is on the desk. _________________________________________________________________________
c) You are my sister. _________________________________________________________________________________
d) That isnt a table, it is a chair. ___________________________________________________________________
e) The child is five . ___________________________________________________________________________________
f) The bus isnt late. __________________________________________________________________________________
g) That peach is delicious. __________________________________________________________________________

Look at exercise 2 again. Make sentences a, b and c negative.


a) ________________________________________________________________________________
b) ________________________________________________________________________________
c) _________________________________________________________________________________

General rule:

Twelve singular nouns ending in f or fe

Singular noun + s = Plural Noun

change the f or fe to ves.


(calf, half, knife, leaf, life, loaf, self, sheaf,

Examples:

thief, wife, wolf)

table tables

Examples:

car
carsnouns ending in s, -ss, -sh, -ch, -x, -o +
Singular

calf calves

es = Plural nouns
knife knives
Examples:
watch watches

Some nouns have got an irregular plural


form.

brush brushes
tomato tomatoes

Examples:

fox foxes
foot feet
words of foreign origin ending in o just add s

goose geese

Examples:

tooth teeth

Singular nouns ending in a consonant + -y


piano
the
pianos
change
y to I + -es = Plural noun.

louse lice

kilo kilos

mouse mice

Example:

ox oxen

baby babies

Remember:
child children
Adjectives do not take s in the plural.
man men

Nouns ending in y following a vowel just


add s

woman women

Example:
day days

a happy girl

two happy girls

Match the singular noun with the plural


form.

box

leaves

ball

eggs

brush

addresses

lion

parties

Write these sentences in the


singular.

Milkmen deliver milk.

____________________________

Businesswomen earn lots of money.


egg

boxes

tomato

ways

address

lions

party

beaches

way

balls

Write these sentences in the plural


beach

____________________________

There are ants in the kitchen.

____________________________

tomatoes

leaf
There is a very small house. brushes
_____________________________________________________________
Mark has got a brown dog.
_____________________________________________________________
Lucas has got a fast motorbike.
_____________________________________________________________
A red rose means love.
_____________________________________________________________

Short Answers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Is he nice? - Yes,
Are they hockey players? - No,
Is she new at our school? - Yes,
Are the boys in the garden - No,
Is John from France? - No,
Are Ron and Max your friends? Yes,
7. Is your sister A good student? No,
8. Are you from Germany? - Yes,
9. Have your grandparents got a
cat? - Yes,
10. Is the cat in her basket? - No,
11. Is your mum in the restaurant
every day? No,

12. Is your brother studying now?


Yes,
13. Can you read? Yes,
14. Have you got a pen? No,
15. Do Paul and Jenny go to school
on Mondays? Yes,
16. Are you doing an exercise now?
Yes,
17. Can fish fly? No,
18. Does Mary work on Sundays?
No,
19. Have Tom and I got a cat? Yes,
20. Are you a good student? Yes,

Complete the table


Bag /child /wolf/ boy /box /strawberry /tomato /cherry /scarf /elephant/
baby/ foot/ knife /man/ watch /leaf /butterfly /glass/ owl/ mouse/ fish/
person/ radio/ pen/ fox /deer/ lady /day
-s

-es

-ies

Rewrite the sentences in the plural:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

The box is heavy:


She is a good singer:
The story is interesting:
Hes an old friend:
Its a new computer:
The boy is hungry:
Its a fantastic book:

-ves

irregular