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Plural of Nouns-Irregular

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*persons is used in very formal way

The following nouns are the same in the singular and plural:

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

The following nouns change –is to –es:


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!


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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1.There are____apples in the fridge. 2.Is there____bank near here? I'm new and still wandering around the city. 3.There aren't _____oranges left! 4.Would you like____coffee? 5.Do you have____clue how to solve this problem? 6.I have____very interesting books, come and we can read together! 7.Tony was having ____ problems with his car, so he couldn't drive his child to the school. 8.She didn't have_____toys left to play with, so I borrowed her_____.
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Used to/Get used to/Be used to

‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’
‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ Students have difficulties in making distinction between used to + infinitive and be/get used to + ‘ing’ form because they look similar. As a matter of fact, they are totally different.

‘used to + infinitive’

Used to is for things that happened in the past and have no connectivity to present:

Peter used to smoke three cigarettes a day. My boyfriend used to drink a lot of coffee during sleepless nights. Sarah and her mother used to go out for a walk every day. Negative form is ( odrični oblik je) : didn't ( did not) use to: I didn't use to smoke before.
Question form is (upitni oblik je) : Did she (subject)  use to..? Did she use to drink a lot of coffee?

As you may guess you can not use 'used to' in the present. To talk about present habits we use the present simple and an adverb of frequency (usually, always, often, never, etc.)

e.g. I often eat at the Japanese restaurant in the city c…