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Chapter 3. Parts of Speech: Coming to Te... > Nouns: Prime-Time Players - Pg. 23

Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms 23 Plural Nouns: Two's Company, Three's a Crowd Here are the guidelines for creating plural nouns. 1. Add s to form the plural of most nouns. · boy: boys · girl: girls · computer: computers Add es if the noun ends in s, sh, ch, or x. · class: classes · wish: wishes · inch: inches · box: boxes If a noun ends in consonant - y, change the y to i and add es . · city: cities · lady: ladies If a noun ends in vowel - y, add s. Words ending in - quy don't follow this rule (as in soliloquies ). · essay: essays · monkey: monkeys 2. 3. 4. Too Much of a Good Thing? Before I overwhelm you with the rules, take a break and make each of the following singular words