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Regular Plural Nouns

The most common way to make a noun plural is to add s or es to the end of the singular form. Most nouns take the ending -s, except for those ending in -s, -z, -sh, -ch or -ss, which take the suffix (ending) -es. Some nouns are given different plural endings to make them easier to pronounce. In most cases it is possible to follow a few simple rules. LOOK:

Parts of Speech: Regular Plural Nouns

Parts of Speech: How to spell Regular Plural Nouns

For most nouns we add an -s,

  • book – books
  • girl – girls
  • car – cars
  • daydays
  • horse horses
  • fire – fires


Nouns ending in -s, -z, -sh, -ch or -ss, we add -es

  • bus – buses
  • flash – flashes
  • church – churches
  • fax – faxes
  • waltz – waltzes
  • princess – princesses


Nouns ending in a consonant +y, we remove the –y and add –ies

  • baby – babies
  • party – parties
  • bully – bullies


Nouns ending in an -f, we remove the –f and add –ves

  • scarf – scarves
  • shelf – shelves
  • wolf – wolves


Nouns ending in an -fe, we remove the –fe and add –ves

  • knife – knives
  • wife – wives
  • life – lives



A maneira mais comum de tornar um substantivo plural é adicionar o -s ou -es no final da forma singular. A maioria dos substantivos toma o -s no final, exceto para aqueles que terminam em -s,-z,-sh,-ch ou-ss, que levam -es no final.

  • one dragon      two dragons
  • one wish         two wishes

Regras para substantivos plurais REGULARES
Alguns substantivos recebem diferentes terminações no plural para torná-los mais fáceis de pronunciar. Na maioria dos casos, é possível seguir algumas regras simples. Consulte a tabela abaixo.


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