There are so many rules about plurals to follow!
Did you know that plural nouns never use apostrophes?
Did you know that not all plurals have an s added to them?
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1. When a singular noun ends with x, ch, sh, or s, add es.
Examples: box - boxes bush - bushes
2. When a singular noun ends in a consonant and y, change the y to an i and add es.
Examples: penny - pennies fly - flies
3. To some nouns ending in f, simply add s.
Examples: chief - chiefs bluff - bluffs
4. To other nouns ending in f or fe, change the f or fe to v and add es.
Examples: wolf - wolves leaf - leaves
5. Some singular nouns form their plurals in special ways. There is no rule for these, so you just have to memorize them!
Examples: tooth - teeth mouse - mice
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Hoppy challenges you to use three different plurals in a comment!
Here is Hoppy's example:
Yesterday three flies landed on my lilypad. I tried so hard to eat them, but they got away! I wonder how many of you children would want to eat flies instead of candies on Halloween?
After missing the flies, I hopped off my lilypad into the water where I saw some geese paddling by. They were carrying some leaves back to their nests. I swam along, so I could say hello to their babies!
I'm looking forward to reading your comments full of positively perfect plurals!
Ribbit and regards,
P. S. Be sure to use html code to make your plurals bold!