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Nouns: Recognise and Spell Irregular Plurals 2

In this worksheet, students gain practice in spelling irregular plurals.

'Nouns: Recognise and Spell Irregular Plurals 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Plurals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Most plural nouns end in -s, and there are rules to help us spell them, such as changing -y to -ies.

 

However, some nouns don't follow any rules and you need to learn how to spell these irregular plurals.

for example:

 

one mouse

 

two mice

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

child

childs

children

childlets

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

person

persons

people

peoples

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

fireman

firemen

firemans

firemens

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

policewoman

policewomans

policepersons

policewomen

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

goose

gooses

goosen

geese

Two of the words in the list form their plurals by adding -es, but the third does not. Tick the odd one out.

fish

dish

wish

Two of the words in the list form their plurals by adding -es, but the third does not. Tick the odd one out.

fox

ox

box

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

mouse

louse

house

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

cheer

beer

deer

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

sheep

jeep

beep

  • Question 1

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

child

CORRECT ANSWER
children
  • Question 2

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

person

CORRECT ANSWER
people
  • Question 3

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

fireman

CORRECT ANSWER
firemen
  • Question 4

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

policewoman

CORRECT ANSWER
policewomen
  • Question 5

Choose the correct plural form of the this word:

 

goose

CORRECT ANSWER
geese
  • Question 6

Two of the words in the list form their plurals by adding -es, but the third does not. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
fish
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'fish' stays the same in the plural. We say there are plenty of fish (not fishes) in the sea.
  • Question 7

Two of the words in the list form their plurals by adding -es, but the third does not. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
ox
EDDIE SAYS
The plural of 'ox' is 'oxen'.
  • Question 8

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

CORRECT ANSWER
house
EDDIE SAYS
'Mouse' and 'louse' become 'mice' and 'lice', but 'house' becomes 'houses'.
  • Question 9

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

CORRECT ANSWER
deer
EDDIE SAYS
'Deer' is the same in the singular and the plural.
  • Question 10

Which one of these words forms its plural in a different way from the others?

CORRECT ANSWER
sheep
EDDIE SAYS
\'Sheep\' is the same in the singular and the plural.
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