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Rules for Plurals - s, es, ies, ves

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 3 - 7

A useful poster for explaining some of the different rules for plurals.

Add s:
For most nouns simply add s.
ball – balls,
cat – cats.

For most nouns that end in a vowel + y  add s.
Example: boy – boys

Add es:
For most nouns that end in ch, sh, s, ss, x, z add es.
fox – foxes,
dish – dishes,
dress – dresses.

Add ies:
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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