Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 3. Parts of Speech: Coming to Te... > Nouns: Prime-Time Players - Pg. 25

Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms Singular · Portuguese · series · sheep · species · swine Plural Portuguese series sheep species swine 25 Like the word "Portuguese," the names of other nationalities ending in - ese have the same singular and plural form. 9. . The only plurals formed with apostrophes are the plurals of numbers, letters, and words highlighted as words. Here are some examples: · How many 3's make 9? · Be sure to mind your p's and q's. . Some words from other languages form plurals in other ways, often determined by the laws of the language of their origin. Here are some examples: Singular · analysis · axis · bacterium · index · parenthesis Plural analyses axes bacteria indices parentheses 10. Combo Platter Make each of the following words plural. Singular 1.spoonful 2.sheriff 3.Vietnamese 4.chief 5.moose 6.axis 7.wolf 8.criterion 9.stimulus 10.basis Plural ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ____________ Answers 1. spoonfuls 2. sheriffs 3. Vietnamese 4. chiefs 5. moose 6. axes 7. wolves 8. criteria 9. stimuli 10. bases