Noun: Number - Part 1

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If you compare the words in the pairs given in the above slide, you will notice the first word of each pair denotes one thing and the second word of a pair denotes more than one.

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A noun that denotes person or thing is in the Singular Number. A noun that denotes more than one person or thing is in the Plural Number.

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Plurals are formed by different ways. Plural is generally formed by adding -s to the singular.

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Nouns ending in -s, -sh, - ch or -x form the plural by adding -es to the singular.

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Most nouns ending in -o also form the plural by adding -es to the singular.

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A few nouns ending in -o form the plural by adding -s to the singular.

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Nouns ending in -y, form their plural by changing -y into -i and adding -es to the singular.

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Some nouns ending in -f or -fe form their plural by changing -f or -fe into v and adding -es to the singular.

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Some nouns that end in -f take either -s or -ves in the plural. Other nouns that end in -f that take either -s or -ves in plural are given below: Hoof - Hoofs or Hooves, Wharf - Wharfs or Wharves

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Some nouns ending in -f or -fe form their plural by adding -s to the singular.

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A few nouns form their plural by changing the inside vowel of the the singular.

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There are few nouns that form their plural by adding -en to the singular.

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Some nouns have the singular and plural alike. For example, sheep, deer, spacecraft, series, species, pair. The following nouns also have the singular and plural alike when used after numerals - dozen, score, gross, hundred, thousand.

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Some nouns are only used in the plural, like names of instruments which have two parts forming a pair, names of certain articles of dress, and certain other nouns.

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Some nouns that were originally singular are now generally used in plural.

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Some nouns seem plural but are in fact singular like, names of subjects - mathematics, physics, electronics, the word news, names of common diseases - measles, mumps, rickets and names of some games - billiards, draughts.

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'Means' is used either as singular or plural. But when it has the meaning of 'wealth' it is always plural.

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