Singular/plural Nouns in the English language
In all languages we must talk about the number, in the English language there are two numbers
Singular ( one person or thing )
Plural ( more than one person or thing )
A single noun is one that only refers to one person or thing. It is called singular.
When a noun refers to more than one person or thing. It is called plural.
Rules of forming the Plural noun
Rule no 1 :
The most usual way of making a plural noun is by adding ” s ” to the singular.
Rule no 2 :
Nouns ending with ” s, ss, sh, ch, or x,z ” are made plural by ending “es” to the singular.
Rule no 3 :
Nouns ending with ” O ” are made plural by adding “es” to singular.
Rule no 4 :
Some nouns ending with ” O ” have only “s”
in their plural forms.
Rule no 5 :
Noun ending with ” y ” with a consonant before ” y ” these words are made plural by changing ” y” into ” i ” and adding ” es ” in them.
Rule no 6:
Nouns ending with “y” with a vowel before “y” these words are made plural by simply add an “s” in them.
Rule no 7 :
Many nouns ending with ” f ” or ” fe ” are made plural by changing into ” v ” and adding “es ” into them.
But some nouns ending with “f” or ” fe ” by making plurals of them simply “s” is added.
Plural of few nouns forms by changing the inside vowels of the singular.
Rule no 9:
Some nouns have the same singular & plural forms.
Some singular nouns do not follow any rules and their plural forms are irregular.