Irregular Nouns


Exception to Rule 2.1: Do not add an s to (some) irregular countable nouns when referring to 2 or more in number.


Correct: one child, two children, three children, four children
Incorrect: one child, two childs, three childs, four childs
Incorrect: one child, two childrens, three childrens, four childrens


irregular-nouns

 


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Exercise 12: Using the chart above, pluralize the nouns below.


Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with us with i.
e.g. alumnus/alumni

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with a with ae.
e.g. vertebra/vertebrae

a

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with is with es.
e.g. axis/axes

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with ix/ex with ces.
e.g. appendix/appendices

a

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with um with a.
e.g. bacterium/bacteria

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with on with a.
e.g. criterion/criteria

a

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with 00 with ee.
e.g. goose/geese

Pluralize the irregular nouns with ice.
e.g. louse/lice

a

Pluralize the irregular nouns that end with eau with x.
e.g. beau/beaux

Pluralize the irregular nouns with en.
e.g. child/children

a

Pluralize the irregular nouns by
copying it in the space below
e.g. deer/deer

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Exercise 13: Write the plural of the irregular noun in the blank:
e.g. a moose/ three moose

Exercise 14: Correct or incorrect?