List of Singular and Plural Nouns with Rules

List of Singular and Plural Nouns with Rules!

What are the kinds of nouns according to number?

There are two kinds of nouns according to number; i.e. ‘singular’ and ‘plural’.

What is a singular noun example?

Singular means ‘one’. A word denoting or referring to just one person, place, or thing is known as ‘singular Noun’.

Examples:

Bird, Flower, Girl

examples of singular plural

What is a plural noun example?

Plural means ‘two or more than two a word denoting more than one person, place or thing is called a ‘plural Noun’.

Examples:

Birds, Flowers, Girls

examples of singular plural

What is the rule for singular and plural nouns?

There are a few basic rules given below for transforming a singular noun to a plural noun.

Rule No.1.

Usually, nouns are changed to plural form by adding “s” at their end.

Singular

Plural

Apple  Apples
Ant  ants
Ball  balls
Bed  beds
Bird  birds
Brother  brothers
Car  cars
Clock  clocks
Cup  cups
Dog  dogs
Driver  drivers
Eye  eyes
Friend  friends
Garden  gardens
Hand  hands
Horse  horses
House  houses
Lesson  lessons
Mother  mothers
Orange  oranges
Paper  papers
Pen  pens
queen  queens
Room  rooms
Shoe  shoes
Star  stars
Table  tables
Tree  trees
Village  villages
Year  years
Animal  animals
Arm  arms
Aunts  aunts
Bag  bags
Bell  bells
Book  books
Camel  camels
Chair  chairs
Cow  cows
Daughter  daughters
Doctor  doctors
Door  doors
Egg  eggs
Face  faces
Farmer  farmers
Girl  girls
Hen  hens
Home  homes
King  kings
Month  months
Name  names
Page  pages
Piece  pieces
Pencil  pencils
Rat  rats
School  schools
Sister  sisters
Student  students
Teacher  teachers
Uncle  uncles
Wall  walls
Zebra  zebras

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Rule No.2.

Noun that end in “s” “ss”, “ch”, “x”, “sh”, “o” or “z” from their plurals by adding “es” to them.

Singular

Plural

Bench benches
Class classes
Watch watches
Bus buses
Hero heroes
Peach peaches
Buffalo buffaloes
Brush brushes
Fox foxes
Wish wishes
Dress dresses
Mango mangoes
Mosquito mosquitoes
Topaz topazes

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Rule No.3

Nouns that end in “y” with a consonant before it, from their plurals by replacing “y” with “ies” to them.

Singular

Plural

Army  armies
City  cities
Family  families
Baby  babies
Lady  ladies
Story  stories

Rule No.4.

Only “s” is added to end, if the noun has “y” at the end with a vowel before it.

Singular

Plural

Boy  boys
Donkey  donkeys
Toy  toys
Day  days
Key  keys
Way  ways

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Rule No.5.

Nouns that end in “f”, or “fe” from their plurals by replacing “f” or “fe” with “ves”

singular

Plural

Calf  claves
Life  lives

Rule No.6.

Plural form of the following nouns in formed by the adding of “s” to them.

Singular

Plural

Chief  chiefs
Gulf  gulfs
Hoof  hoofs
Roof  roofs

Rule No.7.

Most of the nouns ending in “o” from their plurals by adding “es” to them.

Singular

Plural

Buffalo  buffaloes
Hero  heroes
Mango  mangoes
Mosquito  mosquitoes

Check: Our Masculine Feminine Lesson

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Rule No.8.

Some nouns are changed to plural by changing one or more vowels in them.

Singular

Plural

Foot  feet
Man  men
Goose  geese
Tooth  teeth

Rule No.9.

Some nouns remain the same whether they are used as singular or plural.

Singular

Plural

Deer  deer
Fish  fish
Hair  hair
Sheep  sheep
Scenery  scenery
Cattle  cattle

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Examples of singular plural

Singular

Plural

Woman Women
Wife Wives
Wish Wishes
Watch Watches
Uncle Uncles
Trouser Trousers
Toy Toys
Thief Thieves
Tooth Teeth
Table Tables
Story Stories
Stepson Stepsons
Spey  Spies
law  Son
Sky Skies
Sister Sisters
law  Sister
Shop Shops
Sheep Sheeps
Self Selves
Scissor Scissors
River Rivers
Ray Rays
Radio Radios
Quiz Quizzes
Proof Proofs
Potato Potatoes
Poetry Poetries
Singular noon Plural noun
Singular plural
Singular Plural
Pitch Pitches
Person People
Penny Pennies
Pencil Pencils
Ox Oxen
News News
Mother-in-law Mothers-in-laws
Mother  Mothers
Monkey Monkeys
Mouse  Mice
Man Men
Mango Mangoes
Maidservant Maidservants
Love Loves
Loof Loofs

 

Singular Plural
Loof Loofs
Loaf Loaves
Life Lives
Leg Legs
Leaf Leaves
in laws
in laws
Lass Lasses
Lady Ladies
Knife Knives
Key Keys

 

Jar Jars
Inch Inches
Son in
Sister in
House Houses
Horse Horses
Hoof Hoofs
Hero Heroes
Hand Hands
Half Halves
Hair Hairs
Grass Grasses
Glass Glasses
Gas Gases
Fox Foxes
Fly Flies
Fish Fishes
Foot Feet
Father-in-law  Fathers-in-laws
Father Fathers
Family Families
Essay Essays
Duty Duties
Dozen Dozens
Donkey Donkeys
Dog Dogs
Deer Deers
Deci Decies
Day Days

 

 

Singular

Plural

Daughter-in-law Daughters-in-laws
Cup Cups
Cuckoo Cuckoos
Cry Cries
Cow Cows
Country Countries
Copy Copies
Clutch Clutches
Cliff Cliffs
Class Classes
Class fellow Class fellows
City Cities
Child Children
Chief Chiefs
Chair Chairs
Cat Cats
Car Cars
Calf Calves
Caddy Caddies
Bush Bushes
Bus Buses
Buffalo Buffaloes
Brother-in-law Brothers-in-laws
Boy Boys
Box Boxes
Bone Bones
Boat Boats
Bird Birds
Bench Benches
Bamboo Bamboos
Baby Babies
Ass Asses
Army Armies

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