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Revise Your Nouns: Making Plurals

In this worksheet, students revise and practise pluralising a range of nouns.

'Revise Your Nouns: Making Plurals' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many singular nouns are pluralised by simply adding -s, but there are a number of exceptions.

 

 

Nouns ending in -ch, -sh, -x and -ss usually add -es.

church / churches

box / boxes

 

Nouns ending in -y usually change to -ies, unless there is a vowel before the -y.

fairy / fairies

donkey / donkeys

 

Nouns ending in -f or -fe usually change to -ves.

shelf / shelves

wife / wives

 

Some nouns change in different ways or don't change at all!

child / children

foot / feet

sheep / sheep

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) baby

2) trolley

3) jelly

4) monkey

 plural
1
2
3
4

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) holiday

2) turkey

3) lady

6) alley

 plural
1
2
3
4

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

Beware - one of them is an exception to the rule!

 

1) knife

2) reef

3) life

4) hoof

 plural
1
2
3
4

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) church

2) fox

3) flash

4) boss

 plural
1
2
3
4

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. They are all irregular. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) tooth

2) child

3) mouse

4) ox

 plural
1
2
3
4

Many words in English have been borrowed from other languages, and this can affect the way they are pluralised.

 

We use the French word gateau to describe a rich and elaborate type of cake, but do you know the correct plural version of the word? You may need a dictionary to help you.

gateaus

gateaux

gateauz

The word vertebra comes from Latin. What is its plural?

vertebras

vertebrax

vertebrae

The word appendix also comes from Latin. What is its plural?

appendices

appendixes

appendiae

The word millennium also comes from Latin. What is its plural?

millennia

millenniae

millenniums

The word phenomenon comes from Greek. What is its plural?

phenomenas

phenomena

phenomenae

  • Question 1

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) baby

2) trolley

3) jelly

4) monkey

CORRECT ANSWER
 plural
1
2
3
4
  • Question 2

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) holiday

2) turkey

3) lady

6) alley

CORRECT ANSWER
 plural
1
2
3
4
  • Question 3

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

Beware - one of them is an exception to the rule!

 

1) knife

2) reef

3) life

4) hoof

CORRECT ANSWER
 plural
1
2
3
4
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'roof' is also an exception. Its plural is 'roofs'.
  • Question 4

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) church

2) fox

3) flash

4) boss

CORRECT ANSWER
 plural
1
2
3
4
  • Question 5

Rewrite each of these words in the plural. They are all irregular. Write the words in lower case only.

 

1) tooth

2) child

3) mouse

4) ox

CORRECT ANSWER
 plural
1
2
3
4
  • Question 6

Many words in English have been borrowed from other languages, and this can affect the way they are pluralised.

 

We use the French word gateau to describe a rich and elaborate type of cake, but do you know the correct plural version of the word? You may need a dictionary to help you.

CORRECT ANSWER
gateaux
EDDIE SAYS
When pluralising the word 'gateau', we add an 'x' to the end.
  • Question 7

The word vertebra comes from Latin. What is its plural?

CORRECT ANSWER
vertebrae
EDDIE SAYS
'Vertebrae' is the plural of 'vertebra'.
  • Question 8

The word appendix also comes from Latin. What is its plural?

CORRECT ANSWER
appendices
  • Question 9

The word millennium also comes from Latin. What is its plural?

CORRECT ANSWER
millennia
  • Question 10

The word phenomenon comes from Greek. What is its plural?

CORRECT ANSWER
phenomena
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