04 Feb Nouns: Number and Gender
Naming things, otherwise called nouns, are marked for number. For example:
The suffix ‘s’ is a common plural marker in English.
In the above given images, 1 table is singular and more than one table is marked by plurality.
6.1 Rules of Pluralization:
- Most nouns take an ‘s’ after the word to form a plural. [bag-bags] #spaces
- Nouns ending with ch, sh, s, z, and x take ‘es’. [watch-watches]
- Nouns ending with ‘f’ and ‘fe’ take ‘ves’. [life-lives]
- Nouns ending with a consonant+‘y’ replace ‘y’ with ‘i’+es. [baby-babies]
- Nouns ending with a vowel+‘y’ take an ‘s’. [toy-toys]
- Nouns ending with vowels take ‘es’. [mango-mangoes]
Some other nouns showing a complete word change or none are given in the box below