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Irregular Plural of Nouns

plural irregular

Irregular Plurals

child-children

man-men

woman-women

foot-feet

person-people*

goose-geese

tooth-teeth

mouse-mice

louse-lice

ox-oxen

*persons is used in very formal way

 

The following nouns are the same in the singular and plural:

deer-deer

sheep-sheep

fish-fish*

sheep-sheep

*fish can be

used as fishes but in a different context.

The following nouns change –is to –es:

basis-bases

crisis-crises

diagnosis-diagnoses

thesis-theses

oasis-oases

axis-axes

synopsis-synopses

Exercise 1:

Turn the noun in brackets into the plural form:

  1. Many____(woman) like to shop.
  2. There are lots of_____(mouse) in here.
  3. Look at these_____(goose), they are beautiful!
  4. I always brush my _____(tooth) before going to bed.
  5. How many_____(person) were at the party?
  6. These_____(fish) look fantastic!
  7. Have you already read the story ‘Four _____(ox) and the Lion’?
  8. I need to clean the house, especially to put the sheets into the washing machine in case there are some____(louse) in the sheets.
  9. Look at my____(foot), they’re really dirty now!

Exercise 2

Turn the noun in brackets into the plural form:

  1. Their playgrouds were the____ (oasis) of peace and sanity amid the surrounding chaos.
  2. You need to watch out for those____(axis) there, I need to put them somewhere else.
  3. There are many kinds of____(fish)* in the sea.
  4. _____(deer) are the ruminant mammals that comprise the family Cervidae.
  5. ____(sheep) (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock.
  6. You need to establish some____(basis) for further improvements.
  7. She was given several____(diagnosis) but none seems to be right.

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