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Pluralise Nouns Ending in -f or -fe

In this worksheet, students practise pluralising nouns that end in either -f or -fe.

'Pluralise Nouns Ending in -f or -fe' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Prefixes and Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Nouns can be either singular or plural.

If a noun is singular it means that there is only one of them, but if it is plural there is more than one.

one cat (singular)

three cats (plural)

 

We make many singular nouns into plural nouns by adding -s, but if a noun ends in -f or -fe then we have to take off the -f or -fe and add -ves instead.

knife / knives

wolf / wolves

 

The word roof is a big exception to this rule. Even though it ends in -f we just add -s.

roof / roofs

 

If a word ends in -ff then we just add -s.

cliff / cliffs

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

wife

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

thief

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

shelf

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

cuff

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

leaf

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

roof

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

loaf

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

half

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

sniff

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

hoof

  • Question 1

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

wife

CORRECT ANSWER
wives
  • Question 2

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

thief

CORRECT ANSWER
thieves
  • Question 3

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

shelf

CORRECT ANSWER
shelves
  • Question 4

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

cuff

CORRECT ANSWER
cuffs
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that if a noun ends in -ff then you just add -s!
  • Question 5

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

leaf

CORRECT ANSWER
leaves
  • Question 6

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

roof

CORRECT ANSWER
roofs
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember that 'roof' is an exception to the rule?
  • Question 7

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

loaf

CORRECT ANSWER
loaves
  • Question 8

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

half

CORRECT ANSWER
halves
  • Question 9

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

sniff

CORRECT ANSWER
sniffs
  • Question 10

Change this singular noun into a plural noun.

 

hoof

CORRECT ANSWER
hoofs
hooves
EDDIE SAYS
This is a strange one! Some people think that it should be like 'roof' and just add -s, but it is often spelt 'hooves' as well. Both are considered to be correct.
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