Singular and Plural Nouns

A singular noun refers to one person or thing.

Some examples of singular nouns are ant, pen, potato, bicycle, teacher, student, banana, lamp, mosquito and bag.


A plural noun refers to more than one person or thing.

Some examples of plural nouns are ants, pens, potatoes, bicycles, teachers, students, bananas, lamps, mosquitoes and bags.

Many nouns form their plurals by adding 's' or 'es'.

Examples:

apple - apples

ball - balls

car - cars

donkey - donkeys

jar - jars

snake - snakes

orange - oranges

goat - goats

stick - sticks

animal - animals


bus - buses

watch - watches

box - boxes

dish - dishes

match - matches

bush - bushes

mango - mangoes

buffalo - buffaloes

class - classes

glass - glasses


Exercises

Give the plural of each singular noun below.

1. boy - _________________

2. hill - _________________

3. match - _________________

4. dish - _________________

5. fork - _________________

6. panda - _________________

7. fox - _________________

8. ship - _________________

9. volcano - _________________

10. hero - _________________

11. picture - _________________

12. farmer - _________________

13. glass - _________________

14. bus - _________________

15. vase - _________________

16. zoo - _________________

17. bush - _________________

18. waitress - _________________

19. bowl - _________________

20. pear - _________________


Answers

1. boys

2. hills

3. matches

4. dishes

5. forks

6. pandas

7. foxes

8. ships

9. volcanoes / volcanos

10. heroes

11. pictures

12. farmers

13. glasses

14. buses

15. vases

16. pandas

17. zoos

18. waitresses

19. bowls

20. pears