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Nouns: Recognise Singular and Plural Nouns

In this worksheet, students consider words that only exist as either singular or plural nouns.

'Nouns: Recognise Singular and Plural Nouns' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Composition

Curriculum subtopic:  Vocabulary Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Most nouns can be either singular or plural.

We can have one pig or lots of pigs.

 

However, there are some words that cannot be pluralised. This means that they are always singular or always plural.

 


The noun trousers is always plural. We never say, 'My trouser is muddy'.

If we want to use trousers as a singular noun we have to say 'a pair of trousers'.

 


One noun that is always singular is bread. We never say, 'Put the breads on the table.'

If we want to talk about bread as a plural noun we have to say 'loaves of bread' or 'slices of bread'.

All of these items that you might find in a pencil case can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

pens

pencils

rubbers

scissors

rulers

All of these items that you might find in a wardrobe can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

jumpers

skirts

pyjamas

dresses

socks

All of these items that you might find in your living room can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

carpet

radio

television

furniture

curtain

All of these items that you might find in your garden can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

tree

grass

path

flower bed

shed

All of these parts of your body can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

lung

blood

bone

leg

arm

All these weather-related nouns can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

cloud

hailstone

rain

rainbow

snowflake

All of these items of food can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

biscuit

nut

cake

milk

sweet

All of these items that you might find on someone's head can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

hats

scarves

earrings

spectacles

hairbands

All of these items that you might find in a field can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

tree

fence

flower

mud

hedge

All of these items that you might find in a suitcase can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

books

towels

shoes

clothes

cameras

  • Question 1

All of these items that you might find in a pencil case can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
scissors
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'scissors' is always plural. We never talk about 'one scissor'!
  • Question 2

All of these items that you might find in a wardrobe can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
pyjamas
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'pyjamas' is always plural. We never say 'I'm going to put my pyjama on'!
  • Question 3

All of these items that you might find in your living room can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
furniture
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'furniture' is always singular, even though there might be lots of tables and chairs in the room. We say 'the furniture is being polished' not 'the furnitures are being polished'.
  • Question 4

All of these items that you might find in your garden can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
grass
EDDIE SAYS
We always say 'the grass is green', not 'the grasses are green'.
  • Question 5

All of these parts of your body can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
blood
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'blood' is always singular.
  • Question 6

All these weather-related nouns can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
rain
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'rain' is always singular. We say 'the rain is falling' not 'the rains are falling'.
  • Question 7

All of these items of food can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
milk
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'milk' is always singular, but we don't talk about 'a milk'. We have to say 'some milk' or 'a glass of milk'.
  • Question 8

All of these items that you might find on someone's head can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
spectacles
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'spectacles' is always plural. 'Glasses', which is another word for spectacles, is always plural too.
  • Question 9

All of these items that you might find in a field can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
mud
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'mud' is always singular.
  • Question 10

All of these items that you might find in a suitcase can be both singular and plural except one. Tick the odd one out.

CORRECT ANSWER
clothes
EDDIE SAYS
The noun 'clothes' is always plural. We say 'my clothes are dirty', not 'my clothe is dirty'.
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