Thursday, 22 May 2014

Plural of Nouns-Irregular

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child-children
man-men
woman-women
foot-feet
person-people*
goose-geese
tooth-teeth
mouse-mice
louse-lice
ox-oxen
*persons is used in very formal way

The following nouns are the same in the singular and plural:
deer-deer
sheep-sheep
fish-fish*
sheep-sheep

*fish can be
used as fishes but in a different context.

The following nouns change –is to –es:
basis-bases
crisis-crises
diagnosis-diagnoses
thesis-theses
oasis-oases
axis-axes
synopsis-synopses

Exercise1:


Turn the noun in brackets into the plural form:


1.         Many____(woman) like to shop.
2.         There are lots of_____(mouse) in here.
3.         Look at these_____(goose), they are beautiful!
4.         I always brush my _____(tooth) before going to bed.
5.         How many_____(person) were at the party?
6.         These_____(fish) look fantastic!
7.         Have you already read the story 'Four _____(ox) and the Lion'?
8.         I need to clean the house, especially to put the sheets into the washing machine in case there are some____(louse) in the sheets.
9.         Look at my____(foot), they're really dirty now!

Exercise2:


Turn the noun in brackets into the plural form:


1.         Their playgrouds were the____ (oasis) of peace and sanity amid the surrounding chaos.
2.         You need to watch out for those____(axis) there, I need to put them somewhere else.
3.         There are many kinds of____(fish)* in the sea.
4.         _____(deer) are the ruminant mammals that comprise the family Cervidae. (wiki)


5.         ____(sheep) (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock.
6.         You need to establish some____(basis) for further improvements.
7.         She was given several____(diagnosis) but none seems to be right.

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