Singular and Plural Nouns
Within proper and common nouns, there are different types- Singular and Plural Nouns.
- Singular Nouns just describe one thing or one person- just one. Eg: Man, Monkey etc.
- Most singular nouns form the plural by adding -s. Eg: Boats, Cats etc.
- A singular noun ending in s, x, z, ch, sh makes the plural by adding-es. Eg: Buses, Boxes etc.
- A singular noun ending in a consonant and then y makes the plural by dropping the y and adding-ies. Eg: Pennies, Daisies etc.
- Some other nouns welcome different forms for their plurals. Eg: Teeth, Feet etc.
Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Nouns can be either countable or uncountable.
- Refer to something that can be counted.
- They have both singular and plural forms.
- e.g. dog/dogs; man/men.
- In the singular, they can be preceded by a or an.
- Do not typically refer to things that can be counted.
- Do not have plural forms.
- Eg: Venus, Sherbeth, Wood.
- Can’t be preceded by a or an.