IRREGULAR FORM OF PLURAL OF NOUNS IN ENGLISH

WHAT are irregular plural nouns?

IRREGULAR plural nouns are irregular nouns in the plural form. An irregular noun is a noun that becomes plural by changing its spelling in other than adding an “s” or “es” to the end of the word. This change can happen in a variety (гуногун)  of ways.

      EXAMPLES OF IRREGULAR PLURAL NOUNS

Some irregular nouns take on the plural form by first changing the last letter of the word before adding “s”. Words that end in “f” are a good example of this case. To make such a word plural, you change the  “f” to “ve” and add an “s”.

*more than one calf=calves

*more than one knife=knives

*more than one loaf=loaves

Irregular nouns made plural by changing vowels, changing the word, or adding a different ending;

*more than one man=men

*more than one person=people

*more than one child=children

           Plural  and singular

Nouns can be singular or plural. The plural form of a noun is usually formed by adding s at the end of the noun. But this is not always the case. There are exceptions to the rule. Some plurals are irregular:

Singular.         Plural

Fish.                Fish

Tooth.             Teeth

Man.                Men

Woman.        Women

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