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4.3: Practice with -s and -es

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Practice with -s and -es

1. When you want to refer to more than one of something with a singular noun that ends in the sounds [s], [z], [sh], or [ch], you add -es, but with most other nouns you add -s.

2. Add the suffix -s or -es to each of the following singular nouns. Show any cases of final <e> deletion::

Singular Noun + - s or - es = Plural Noun
chair + s = chairs
box + es = boxes
account + s = accounts
book + s = books
bottle + s = bottles
brother + s = brothers
danc\cancel{e} + es = dances
guess + es = guesses
inch + es = inches
hous\cancel{e} + es = houses
kiss + es = kisses
pitch + es = pitches
uncle + s = uncles
surpris\cancel{e} + es = surprises
waltz + es = waltzes

3. Analyze each of the following plural nouns into a singular noun and suffix. Show any cases of final <e> deletion::

Plural Noun = Singular Noun + Suffix
bushes = bush + es
dances = danc\cancel{e} + es
surprises = surpris\cancel{e} + es
catches = catch + es
zoos = zoo + s
prizes = priz\cancel{e} + es
laughs = laugh + s
speeches = speech + es
fathers = father + s
summers = summer + s
taxes = tax + es
brushes = brush + es
houses = hous\cancel{e} + es
dinners = dinner + s
places = plac\cancel{e} + s

Watch the Middles!

account
ac count
ac count
ac count
account account
society
soci ety
soci ety
soci ety
society

Teaching Notes. Middles. In society the noun-forming suffix -ety is a form of the suffix -ity; it is used after bases that end with <\mathrm{i}>.

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