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Investigate Spelling Patterns in Pluralisation 1

In this worksheet, students consider and practise different ways of forming the plurals of words.

'Investigate Spelling Patterns in Pluralisation 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  English

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling: Plurals

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The usual way of making a singular noun into a plural noun is to add s, but a lot of words need altering before the s is added.

 

If a noun ends in ch, sh, x or ss, we usually add es.

church    churches

box    boxes

 

If a noun ends in a consonant and y we usually delete the y and add ies.

city    cities

Note that if the letter before the y is a vowel then we just add s.

monkey   monkeys


If a noun ends in f or fe we usually delete the f or fe and add ves.

wife    wives

Note that if the noun ends in double f then we just add s.

cliff    cliffs

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

baby

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

lunch

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

half

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

fax

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

donkey

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

sheriff

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

leaf

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

wish

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

box

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

church

  • Question 1

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

baby

CORRECT ANSWER
babies
  • Question 2

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

lunch

CORRECT ANSWER
lunches
  • Question 3

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

half

CORRECT ANSWER
halves
  • Question 4

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

fax

CORRECT ANSWER
faxes
  • Question 5

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

donkey

CORRECT ANSWER
donkeys
  • Question 6

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

sheriff

CORRECT ANSWER
sheriffs
  • Question 7

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

leaf

CORRECT ANSWER
leaves
  • Question 8

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

wish

CORRECT ANSWER
wishes
  • Question 9

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

box

CORRECT ANSWER
boxes
  • Question 10

Write the plural of the following noun.

 

church

CORRECT ANSWER
churches
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