U2W3 Grammar
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by Deidre Bergman
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Some nouns have irregular plurals that do not follow regular plural rules.
• Many nouns that end in -f or -fe are made plural by changing the f to a v and adding -es, such as life/lives.
• Some nouns are made plural by changing their vowel sound and spelling, such as foot/feet.
• Some nouns are made plural by using different endings, such as child/children.

Choose the irregular plural noun in the following sentence:

We watched the geese fly into the clouds.
We
clouds
geese
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Some nouns have irregular plurals that do not follow regular plural rules.
• Many nouns that end in -f or -fe are made plural by changing the f to a v and adding -es, such as life/lives.
• Some nouns are made plural by changing their vowel sound and spelling, such as foot/feet.
• Some nouns are made plural by using different endings, such as child/children.

Choose the irregular plural noun in the following sentence:

Two halves of the pie equal one whole.
pie
two
halves
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Some nouns have irregular plurals that do not follow regular plural rules.
• Many nouns that end in -f or -fe are made plural by changing the f to a v and adding -es, such as life/lives.
• Some nouns are made plural by changing their vowel sound and spelling, such as foot/feet.
• Some nouns are made plural by using different endings, such as child/children.

Choose the irregular plural noun in the following sentence:

The patients waited for the dentist to look at their teeth.
teeth
patients
dentist
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• Some nouns have irregular plurals that do not follow regular plural rules.
Irregular plurals may involve changing the f to a v and adding -es in words that end in -f or -fe, changing a middle vowel sound and spelling, and using different endings.
• In addition, irregular plurals may involve making no change to a word (such as deer/deer) or using a completely new word altogether (person/people).
Collective nouns are words that name groups of people, places, or things, such as class or army.

Decide whether the underlined is singular (one) or plural (more than one).

Moose are beautiful but shy creatures.
Singular
Plural
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• Some nouns have irregular plurals that do not follow regular plural rules.
Irregular plurals may involve changing the f to a v and adding -es in words that end in -f or -fe, changing a middle vowel sound and spelling, and using different endings.
• In addition, irregular plurals may involve making no change to a word (such as deer/deer) or using a completely new word altogether (person/people).
Collective nouns are words that name groups of people, places, or things, such as class or army.

Decide whether the underlined is singular (one) or plural (more than one).

Slowly, the lonely buffalo moved across the grassy plains.
Singular
Plural
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Collective nouns are words that name groups of people, places, or things, such as class or army.

Identify the collective noun in the sentence below:

The band is having a winter concert next month.
winter
band
concert
month
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Collective nouns are words that name groups of people, places, or things, such as class or army.

Identify the collective noun in the sentence below:

I saw the herd of horses down in the valley.
valley
horses
herd
I
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Some irregular plurals that are not based on rules must be memorized.
• There is a rule for forming the plural nouns that end in -f or -fe, but not all nouns follow this rule, such as roof/roofs.
• Some nouns have the same singular and plural forms, such as deer/deer.
• Some nouns use a different ending to form the plural, such as man/men.
• Some nouns change completely from singular to plural, such as mouse/mice.

Choose the word that is the correct plural form:

The (loafs, loaves) of bread smelled delicious!
loafs
loaves
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Some irregular plurals that are not based on rules must be memorized.
• There is a rule for forming the plural nouns that end in -f or -fe, but not all nouns follow this rule, such as roof/roofs.
• Some nouns have the same singular and plural forms, such as deer/deer.
• Some nouns use a different ending to form the plural, such as man/men.
• Some nouns change completely from singular to plural, such as mouse/mice.

Choose the word that is the correct plural form:

There were ten (childes, children) on the playground.
children
childes
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Some irregular plurals that are not based on rules must be memorized.
• There is a rule for forming the plural nouns that end in -f or -fe, but not all nouns follow this rule, such as roof/roofs.
• Some nouns have the same singular and plural forms, such as deer/deer.
• Some nouns use a different ending to form the plural, such as man/men.
• Some nouns change completely from singular to plural, such as mouse/mice.

Choose the word that is the correct plural form:

I watched as the (fish, fishs) jumped in and out of the water.
fish
fishs
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