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Revise Your Nouns: Making Plurals

In this worksheet, students revise and practise pluralising a range of nouns.

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'Revise Your Nouns: Making Plurals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Plurals

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Worksheet Overview

Many singular nouns are pluralised by simply adding -s, but there are a number of exceptions.


A plural noun is used when there is more than one of something.


Nouns ending in -ch, -sh, -x and -ss usually add -es. For example:

church / churches

box / boxes


Irregular plural nouns are nouns that do not become plural by adding -s or -es, as most nouns in the English language do. 


Nouns ending in -y usually change to -ies, unless there is a vowel before the -y. For example:

fairy / fairies

donkey / donkeys


Nouns ending in -f or -fe usually change to -ves. For example:

shelf / shelves

wife / wives


Some nouns change in different ways or don't change at all!

child / children

foot / feet

sheep / sheep



In the following questions, you will be able to make singular nouns into the plural version by following the above rules. 

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