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How Plurals Are Formed 

How Plurals Are Formed

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Plurals
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Brenda Gregoline

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How Plurals Are Formed

The plurals of most nouns are formed by adding -s or -es.

Singular

Plural

book

books

church

churches

decision

decisions

disease

diseases

turnip

turnips

yurt

yurts

However, English is irregular enough that it pays to consult a dictionary for most forms.

Singular

Plural

woman

women

baby

babies

tooth

teeth

wolf

wolves

child

children

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