. Singular And Plural Nouns .
Changing From Singular To Plural Form
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n most cases, to make a Singular Noun into a Plural Noun, one only needs to add an “s” or an “es” combination to the end of the word. The Nouns which can be modified in this way are referred to as, “Regular Nouns”.
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]here are some Nouns which have a different spelling when they are changed from the Singular to the Plural form; other than the standard “s” or “es” ending. In Grammatical Terminology, this type of Noun is referred to as an “Irregular Noun“.
Yet Another Form
For A “Live” Explanation Watch The Video Below
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n the video, the speaker made an interesting point about the word, “fish”. Perhaps, a better way of speaking about more than one variety of fish is to treat the word “fish” as an Un-Countable Noun (which it actually can be in some situations). In this case we need to use a quantifier to say “how much” or “how many”. Something like this…
“There are many different varieties of fish that live in the Ocean. Many of these fish are quite delicious. But for some people, eating fish can be a very un-pleasant experience.”
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]he under-lined clauses are the quantifiers. In the first two instances of the word “fish” they are both made “plural” by the quantifier. In the last instance of the word “fish”, it is actually being used as an Un-Countable Noun, to refer to “fish” in general… (Pretty versatile little nouns they are, huh?) 😉
I Hope That Helps
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]f you have any questions about Singular, Plural, or Irregular Nouns – or if you would simply like to argue with me about whether the plural form of “Fish” should actually be spelled and pronounced “Fishes” – then don’t hesitate to leave a message below.
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