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Most nouns form the plural by adding -s or -es.
A noun ending in -y preceded by a consonant makes the plural with -ies.
There are some irregular formations for noun plurals. Some of the most common ones are listed below.
Examples of irregular plurals:
Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural.
Some nouns have a plural form but take a singular verb.
news — The news is on at 6.30 p.m.
athletics — Athletics is good for young people.
linguistics — Linguistics is the study of language.
darts — Darts is a popular game in England.
billiards — Billiards is played all over the world.
Some nouns have a plural form and take a plural verb.
trousers — My trousers are too tight.
jeans — Her jeans are black.
glasses — Those glasses are his.
savings, thanks, steps, stair, customs, congratulations, tropics, wages, spectacles, outskirts, goods, wits
Plural vs. Possessive "S" Grammar Quiz
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