Display the different rules for plurals with a printable plural noun anchor chart.
Adding -s, -es, -ies, and -ves – Rules for Pluralizing Words Poster
Did you know that nouns reign supreme as the largest group of words in the vast and diverse realm of the English language? Yes, it’s true! A noun is a word that represents a person, place, or thing. And if you’re wondering where this fascinating term comes from, you can trace its etymology to the Latin word for “name.”
But the excitement doesn’t stop there! With such a mammoth category of words, there’s a wealth of information about nouns to learn, and one of the major concepts is to know and write the plural forms of those nouns.
Ensure your students have all the information they need at their fingertips with a printable plural noun anchor c.art? It’s a helpful resource that will help them easily navigate the fascinating world of nouns.
What are the Rules for Pluralizing Words?
This poster includes the following plural noun rules and examples:
For most nouns, add s.
ball – balls,
cat – cats.
For most nouns that end in a vowel + y, add s.
Example: boy – boys
For most nouns that end in ch, sh, s, ss, x, z, add es.
fox – foxes,
dish – dishes,
dress – dresses.
For most nouns that end in a consonant + y, add ies.
Baby – babies.
y – ies.
Add ves for:
For most nouns that end in f or fe.
leaf – leaves,
knife – knives.
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