Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns Look at this picture. What can you see? Who can you see here? Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns Read and remember! The regular plural form of nouns is made by adding -s or -es to the end of the word. For example: one class – two classes one church – three churches one fox – four foxes The irregular plural form of nouns changes completely and has to be remembered! For example: one child - two children one man - two men Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns □! Irregular nouns have to be remembered□! Singular Plural a child children a man men a person people a woman women a tooth teeth a foot feet Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns a goose geese a mouse mice Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns Some irregular nouns end in “f” or “fe”. To make such nouns plural, you change the “f” or “fe” to “ve” and add “s”. More than one elf = elves More than one shelf = shelves More than one wolf = wolves More than one calf = calves More than one loaf = loaves More than one knife = knives More than one leaf = leaves More than one loaf = loaves Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns Some irregular plural nouns have the same spelling as their singular form: scissors, pants, bison, deer, and sheep Some animal nouns become plural by keeping the same spelling as their singular form or by receiving -s or -es. More than one shrimp = shrimp or shrimps More than one fish = fish or fishes Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns More than one quail = quail or quails More than one sheep = sheep More than one deer = deer Practice time! Task 1: Which one is right? Underline the correct plural form of each noun and find a picture for it. Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns 1. Singular: a child a. Plural: childs / childes / children 2. Singular: a leaf Plural: leaves / leafes / leafs? 3. b. Singular: a tooth Plural: tooths / teeth / teethes? 4. d. Singular: a man Plural: mans / men / mens? 5. e. Singular: a mouse Plural: mouses / mices / mice? f. 6. Singular: a wolf Plural: wolfes / wolfs / wolves? g. 7. c. Singular: a woman Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns Plural: women /womens /womans? 8. Singular: a goose h. Plural: gooses / geeses / geese? Task 2: Turn the nouns in bold into the plural form. 1. Many _________ (child) do not like to take a nap. 2. There were lots of _________ (mouse) in the barn. 3. During migration, Canada _________ (goose) fly in a V formation. 4. Look at these _________ (person), they are wearing costumes! 5. I always brush my _________ (tooth) in the morning. Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns 6. These _________(fish) look fantastic! 7. Look at your _________ (foot). They are dirty now! 8. White-tailed _________ (deer) have excellent horizontal sight, but they don’t see well vertically. Task3: Colour the pairs of irregular plural nouns. Use different colours. START tooth woman deer goose mice oxen Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns foot child man women feet men sheep people mouse person teeth child ox children deer geese woman foot Task 4: Choose two pairs of irregular plural nouns and write complete sentences. 1.__________________________________________________ _______ 2.__________________________________________________ _______ 3.__________________________________________________ _______ Grade 4 English: Irregular Plural Nouns 4.__________________________________________________ _______ 5.__________________________________________________ _______ 6.__________________________________________________ _______ WELL DONE!!!