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Investigate Spelling Patterns in Pluralisation 2

In this worksheet, students consider exceptions to the general rules for pluralisation.

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'Investigate Spelling Patterns in Pluralisation 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Plurals

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Worksheet Overview

There are some basic rules for pluralising nouns, such as changing y to ies and fe to ves.

puppy    puppies

knife    knives


However, not all nouns follow the rules.

The plural of roof is roofs, not rooves, but the plural of hoof can be either hoofs or hooves.


Some nouns ending in o add es in the plural while others just add s.

tomato    tomatoes

radio    radios


There are words that don't change at all in the plural.

sheep    sheep

fish    fish


There are also words that change completely in the plural.

person    people

mouse    mice


Sometimes we just have to learn the plurals, although a dictionary can be very helpful.

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