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## Review of Plural Nouns

1. Does singular mean “one” or does it mean “more than one”?

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2. Does plural mean “one” or does it mean “more than one”?

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3. Do suffixes go at the front or at the back of words?

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4. Does a plural suffix add the meaning “one” or the meaning “more than one”?

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5. There are three things to remember when you Cbs-want to add plural suffixes to singular nouns:

i. with singular nouns that end with the sounds [s], [z], [ch], or [sh], you add the suffix -es;

ii. with singular nouns that end in the letter <y> with a consonant letter right in front of the <y>, you change the <y> to $<\text{i}>$ and add the suffix -es;

iii. but with other singular nouns you just add the suffix -s .

6. Here is a review of the noun plural suffixes -s and -es. Add whichever suffix is required for each of the following singular nouns and show any changes that take place:

Singular Noun + Plural Suffix = Plural Noun
evening + s = evenings
bunch + =
sky + =
strike + =
mix + =
fifty + =
doctor + =
array + =
company + =
exception + =

7. Now try some the other way around:

Plural Noun = Singular Noun + Plural Suffix
bunches = bunch + es
companies = +
presidents = +
finishes = +
displays = +
sentences = +
skies = +
problems = +
valleys = +
friends = +
searches = +
recesses = +

8. Be ready to discuss this question: When do we use the plural suffix -es?

Word Venn. This Venn is different from the one you did in the previous lesson because it has two circles that intersect, or overlap, one another. Inside circle A put only those singular nouns that use the suffix -es to form their plural. Inside circle B put only those singular nouns that end with the letter <y>.

What should you put inside the overlap area labeled ‘2’?

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What kind of singular nouns should you put outside the circles in the area labeled ‘4’?

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$&\text{fifty} \surd &&\text{mix} \surd&&\text{president} &&\text{sky}\\&\text{valley} \surd &&\text{search} &&\text{array} &&\text{evening}\\&\text{exception} \surd &&\text{display} &&\text{company} &&\text{recess}$

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## Date Created:

Feb 23, 2012

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