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Transform Sentences: from Singular to Plural

In this worksheet, students practise transforming sentences from singular to plural and vice versa.

'Transform Sentences: from Singular to Plural' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Nouns can be either singular or plural.

one cat / two cats

 


The cat is drinking its milk.

There is only one cat in this sentence so cat is a singular noun.

 


The cats are drinking their milk.

This time there are two cats, so cats is a plural noun.

 

If you look carefully at the second sentence you will see that two other words have also changed. The verb is has become are and the pronoun its has become their.

 

When we change singular nouns in sentences to plural nouns we have to make sure that all the parts of the sentence are correct, and not just the noun itself.

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The dog is barking at the postman.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

The dogs is barking at the postman.

The dogs are barking at the postman.

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The hen was pecking at its corn.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

The hens were pecking at its corn.

The hens were pecking at their corn.

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The baby is crying for its mother.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

The babies are crying for its mother.

The babies are crying for their mother.

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

My cousin is going to London with his sister.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

My cousins are going to London with their sister.

My cousins are going to London with his sister.

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The little girl is running to greet her parents.

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The bird is flying back to its nest.

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The mouse is running across the floor.

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The puppy licked its bone and whimpered.

This time change the sentence from plural to singular.

 

The boys are watching television in their living room.

Change the sentence from plural to singular.

 

The men are playing football for their local team.

  • Question 1

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The dog is barking at the postman.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
The dogs are barking at the postman.
  • Question 2

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The hen was pecking at its corn.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
The hens were pecking at their corn.
  • Question 3

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

The baby is crying for its mother.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
The babies are crying for their mother.
  • Question 4

Read this sentence containing a singular noun.

 

My cousin is going to London with his sister.

 

If the singular noun is changed into a plural noun, which of the sentences below is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
My cousins are going to London with their sister.
  • Question 5

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The little girl is running to greet her parents.

CORRECT ANSWER
The little girls are running to greet their parents.
  • Question 6

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The bird is flying back to its nest.

CORRECT ANSWER
The birds are flying back to their nest.
The birds are flying back to their nests.
  • Question 7

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The mouse is running across the floor.

CORRECT ANSWER
The mice are running across the floor.
  • Question 8

Change this sentence from singular to plural and write the new sentence in the answer box.

 

The puppy licked its bone and whimpered.

CORRECT ANSWER
The puppies licked their bone and whimpered.
The puppies licked their bones and whimpered.
  • Question 9

This time change the sentence from plural to singular.

 

The boys are watching television in their living room.

CORRECT ANSWER
The boy is watching television in his living room.
  • Question 10

Change the sentence from plural to singular.

 

The men are playing football for their local team.

CORRECT ANSWER
The man is playing football for his local team.
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