4.3: Lesson Twenty-seven Created by: CK-12 Basic Speller Teacher Materials Teacher 02-Lesson 25-48 Read Resources Details 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 + es = dances guess + es = guesses inch + es = inches hous + es = houses kiss + es = kisses pitch + es = pitches uncle + s = uncles surpris + 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 + es surprises = surpris + es catches = catch + es zoos = zoo + s prizes = priz + es laughs = laugh + s speeches = speech + es fathers = father + s summers = summer + s taxes = tax + es brushes = brush + es houses = hous + es dinners = dinner + s places = plac + 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 . Image Attributions Share this: Description No description available here... Authors: CK12 Editor Subjects: English spelling Grades: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 Date Created: Feb 23, 2012 Last Modified: Apr 29, 2014 You can only attach files to None which belong to you If you would like to associate files with this None, please make a copy first.