About Nouns

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.

For example,

In the above given images, 1 table is singular and more than one table is marked by plurality.

6.1 Rules of Pluralization:

  1. Most nouns take an ‘s’ after the word to form a plural. [bag-bags] #spaces
  2. Nouns ending with ch, sh, s, z, and x take ‘es’. [watch-watches]
  3. Nouns ending with ‘f’ and ‘fe’ take ‘ves’. [life-lives]
  4. Nouns ending with a consonant+‘y’ replace ‘y’ with ‘i’+es. [baby-babies]
  5. Nouns ending with a vowel+‘y’ take an ‘s’. [toy-toys]
  6. Nouns ending with vowels take ‘es’. [mango-mangoes]

Some other nouns showing a complete word change or none are given in the box below

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