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Singular and plural

Singular is one, eg cat, dog, car, and plural is more than one, eg cats, dogs, cars. Plurals can be tricky to spell but there are some simple rules that will help you. It all depends what the word ends with.

As a general rule add an s

Singular
Plural
catcats
cameracameras
wordwords
boyboys

Add es

Singular
Plural
bossbosses
stitchstitches
sashsashes

Change the f to a 'v' and add es

Singular
Plural
halfhalves
leafleaves
hoofhooves

Change the y to an i and add es

Singular
Plural
tellytellies
lorrylorries
babybabies

Words end in ey - add an s

Monkey becomes monkeys.

Exceptions to these rules

Some words are the same when they are singular and plural.

I've got one sheep. I've got lots of sheep.

And some words change, but don't get an s at all.

child becomes children

mouse becomes mice

Fish is an interesting word. You can add es to make it plural (fishes), or keep it as it is. It's up to you.

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