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Make It Plural: 's' or 'es'— Let's Practise! exercise

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  • Identify how to make a word plural.

    Hints

    Is the word flags singular or plural? What does it end with?

    Is the word foxes singular or plural? What does it end with?

    Solution

    To make a word plural, add es or s to the ending.

    For example:
    We flew one flag.
    We flew many flags.

    One fox ran fast.
    Many foxes ran fast.

  • Make words plural.

    Hints

    If a word ends with x, s or ch, we need to add es.

    For example:

    • sock becomes socks
    • switch becomes switches

    Solution

    Here are the correct suffixes for each word.

  • Identify the correct plural form of the word.

    Hints

    The plural of car is cars.

    The plural of batch is batches.

    Solution

    To make a word plural, add the suffix -s or -es.

    1. Our watches tell us the time.
    2. There are two hands on a watch.
    3. One is for the minutes and the other is for the hours.
    4. With a watch, you'll be able to be in places on time!
  • Label a picture with plural forms.

    Hints

    The plural of the word hat is hats.

    The plural of the word bunch is bunches.

    Solution
    • The plural of bush is bushes.
    • The plural of sunflower is sunflowers.
    • The plural of rose is roses.
    • The plural of patch is patches.
    • The plural of stem is stems.
  • What's the plural?

    Hints

    If a word ends in t, add an s to the end to make it plural.

    The sentence below is an example of a correct plural form of the word kitten:

    My cat had a litter of seven kittens.

    Solution

    None of the words above end in s, ch, x or s. Therefore, to make them plural, we just add s.

    1. balloons
    2. baskets
    3. tigers
    4. lemons
  • Write a story using plural words.

    Hints

    The plural of the word cat is cats.

    The plural of the word fox is foxes.

    Solution

    To make a word plural, add the suffix -s or -es.

    Uncle Ted's farm is between two mountains. There are cows, ducks and chickens. Every morning we go and collect the eggs.

    We have to get up before the sun! We gather the eggs into cartons, then put the cartons into boxes. We also collect bunches of flowers. It is lots of fun at the farm!