90 Singular and Plural Words

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Singular and Plural Words List

Singular Plural
Woman Women
Man Men
Child Children
Tooth Teeth
Foot Feet
Person People
Leaf Leaves
Mouse Mice
Table Tables
Chair Chairs
Father Fathers
Mother Mothers
Sister Sisters
Uncle Uncles
Singular Plural
Bird Birds
Boy Boys
Bone Bones
Cow Cows
Toy Toys
Horse Horses
Cat Cats
Dog Dogs
Hand Hands
Leg Legs
Shop Shops
Car Cars
Jar Jars
Gas Gasses
Ass Asses
Lass Lasses
Class Classes
Bush Bushes
Glass Glasses
Singular Plural
Bench Benches
Inch Inches
Clutch Clutches
Watch Watches
Box Boxes
Fox Foxes
Boy Boys
Day Days
Donkey Donkeys
Essay Essays
Key Keys
Radio Radios
Buffalo Buffaloes
Hero Heroes
Mango Mangoes
Monkey Monkeys
Ray Rays
Army Armies
Baby Babies
City Cities
Copy Copies
Country Countries
Sky Skies
Cry Cries
Duty Duties
Family Families
Fly Flies
Lady Ladies
Story Stories
Bamboo Bamboos
Hoof Hoofs
Cuckoo Cuckoos
Potato Potatoes
Calf Calves
Leaf Leaves
Loaf Loaves
Life Lives
Knife Knives
Half Halves
Self Selves
Thief Thieves
Wife Wives
Chief Chiefs
Cliff Cliffs
Proof Proofs
Man Men
Woman Women
Mouse Mice
Louse Lice
Ox Oxen
Deer Deer
Dozen Dozen
Fish Fish
Hair Hair
News News
Poetry Poetry
Scissors Scissors
Sheep Sheep
Trousers Trousers
Child Children
Stepson Stepsons
Maidservant Maidservants
Class fellow Class fellows
Father-in-law Fathers-in-law
Mother-in-law Mothers-in-law
Sister-in-law Sisters-in-law
Brother-in-law Brothers-in-law
Daughter-in-law Daughters-in-law
Son-in-law Sons-in-law

 

Singular Noun Examples

The following sentences contain singular nouns examples –

  • She is wearing a hat.
  • She ate the birthday cake on her birthday.
  • There was a mouse in the lady’s room.
  • I presented a gift to my friend on her birthday.
  • There was a dog barking at that child.

Plural Noun Examples

The following sentences contain Plural nouns examples –

  • There are more than one hundred hats in that shop.
  • They ate their birthday cakes.
  • There were many mice in the lady’s room.
  • My friends presented me with a large number of gifts on my birthday.
  • There were many street dogs barking at those children.

How to get plurals of singular nouns?

ABy adding ‘s’ to the singular form – Look at the singular and plural forms of the following nouns:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Boy Boys
Girl Girs
Cat Cats
Dog Dogs
Brother Brothers
Sister Sisters
king kings
Chair Chairs
Book Books

B. If a singular form ends in s, sh, ch, x, or z we get its plural forms by adding – es :

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Gas Gases
Class Classes
Bush Bushes
Fish Fishes
Dishes Bench
Benches Benches
Box Boxes
Fox Foxes
Buzz Buzzes

C. If a singular form and a consonant + Y we get its plural form by adding the Y and adding ies:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Lady Ladies
Fly Flies
Baby Babies
Story Stories
Army Armies
City Cities

D. If a singular form ends in a vowel + Y we get it by adding – s:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Boy Boys
Toy Toys
Key Keys
Monkey Monkeys
Valley Valleys

E. If a singular form ends in a consonant + O its plurally is obtained by adding – es:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Mango Mangoes
Tomato Tomatoes
Potato Potatoes
Hero Heroes

Some scientific and technical words like Dynamo, Canto, Quarto, Piano, Photo, Stereo, Ratio, etc are turned into a plural by the addition of – S.

Exceptions

F. Some singular forms end in a vowel + O. They are turned into plural forms simply by adding – s:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Radio Radios
Studio Studios
Folio Folios
Bamboo Bamboos

G. If a singular form ends – F or – FE its plural is obtained by dropping the – F or – FE and then adding – ves:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Leaf Leaves
Thief Thieves
Knife Knives
Life Lives
Loaf Loaves

But the following singular forms are turned into plural only by adding – s

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Cafe Cafes
Proof Proofs
Roof Roofs
Belief Beliefs

H. Some singular forms are turned into plural forms by changing their internal vowels:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Man Men
Woman Women
Mouse mice
Louse Lice
Foot Feet
Tooth Teeth
Goose Geese

*Note the following exception:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Ox Oxen
Child Children
Brother Brethren (Old Use)

In the case of some countable nouns, the plural forms are exactly the same as their singular forms:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Sheep Sheep
Deer Deer
Swine Swine

I. There are some compound nouns whose singular forms are turned into plural only turning the principal words into plural:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Son-in-law Sons-in-law
Father-in-law Fathers-in-law
Passer-by Passers-by
Looker-on Lookers-on
Maid-servant Maid-servants
Boy-scout Boy Scouts
Commander-in-chief Commanders-in-chief
Governor-general Governors-general
Secretary-general Secretaries-general
Man-hour Man-hours
Man-eater Men-eater

J. It is useful to learn the plural form of some foreign words sometimes used in English sentences:

Singular Forms Plural Forms
Formula Formulae
Larva Larvae
Alumnus Alumni
Bacillus Bacilli
Focus Foci, focuses
Fungus Fungi
Radius Radii
Stimulus Stimuli
Bacterium Bacteria
Curriculum Curricula
Datum Data
Medium Media
Memorandum Memoranda
Forum Fora
Stratum Strata
Index Indices
Axis Axes
Analysis Analyses
Crisis crises
Hypothesis Hypotheses
Oasis Oases

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