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Rules for Plurals - s, es, ies, ves

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

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

For most nouns that end in a vowel + y or o add s.
Examples: boy – boys
radio – radios.

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

For nouns that end in a consonant + o add s.
Examples:
volcano – volcanoes.

Add ies:
For most nouns that end in a consonant + y add ies.
Examples:
baby – babies.
y – ies.

Add ves for:
For most nouns that end in f or fe.
Examples:
leaf – leaves,
knife – knives.

Updated 07 My 2015 – now includes rules for o/s and o/es

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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