Spelling of Plurals


Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Spelling of Plurals”, in order for you to:

  • to see plural nouns examples
  • visualise the plural nouns list
  • understand plural spelling rules

Video Script:

Hello and welcome to this video!

Let’s look at the plural forms of nouns. Sometimes it’s as easy as adding an “-S” to the end of the singular in order to create the plural form.

So that’s our scenario number one: I add an “-S”.

However from scenario two onwards many changes occur, or in some cases no changes occur. So let’s look at them one by one so as to know how to spell the plural form of our nouns.

Number two: if my noun ends with a “-Y” I have to remove the “-Y” and add “-IES”.

The third scenario: if my noun ends in “-O” I simply add “-ES”.

Fourth scenario: If my noun ends in “-F” or “-FE” I remove the “-F” or the “-FE” and I add the “-VES”. So not only is there a change in spelling but also in pronunciation.

The fifth scenario: I simply add “-ES” to the end if the ending sound is /ʃ/ /tʃ/ /s/ /ks/

Sixth scenario: No changes occur. (Examples)

Number seven: The nouns take a different form when they go from singular to plural. (Examples)

Number eight: And finally: if I take a Latin word that ends in “-US” I remove the “-US” and I add “-I”. (Examples)

Thanks for watching!
And I’ll see you soon!


Keywords listed in English:

  • singular form
  • plural form

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