1. When you want to make a plural out of a singular noun that ends in the sounds
[S], [Z], [Sh], or [Ch], you add the suffix -es, and when you make a plural out of a singular noun that ends in a <y> with a consonant letter right in front of it, you change the <y> to <i>−−−− and add the suffix -es, but with other singular nouns you just add the suffix -s.
2. Analyze each of these plural nouns into its singular noun plus suffix:
= Singular Noun
= thirty+ i
= company+ i
3. The rule for the suffix that turns singular nouns into plurals is just the same as the rule for the suffix that adds the meaning “now” to verbs:
You add the meaning “now” to a verb that ends in the sounds [S], [Z], [Sh], or [ch] by adding the suffix -es, and you add the meaning “now” to a verb that ends in a <y> with a consonant letter right in front of it by changing the <y> to <i>−−−−− and adding the suffix -es, but with other verbs you just add the suffix -s.
4. Add either -s or -es to each of these verbs
= Verb with the Meaning “Now”
fly + i
quiz + z
try + i
This Find is shaped like ‘ES’ because it contains twenty-two verbs that end with the suffix -es. See how many you can find. As you find and circle each one, copy it into the blanks below. If you can find more than twelve, you have done well. Twenty or more is super.