Spelling (Plurals for nouns ending in f or fe) 01
These are leaves. They are NOT leafs.

Spelling (Plurals for nouns ending in f or fe) 01

Some nouns ending in f or fe have plural forms ending in ves. And some don't! As ever, there are always exceptions in English to keep you on your toes.

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  1. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The footballers' ....... cheered as their husbands played.
    'Wife' crosses off 'fe' and adds 'ves' to form plural
  2. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    In autumn the ....... turn golden.
    One 'leaf' but more than one = 'leaves'
  3. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The cow gave birth to twin .......
  4. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    In the bakery there were still some ....... on the .......
    One 'loaf' but many 'loaves'
  5. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The ....... howled in the snowy forest.
    One 'wolf' but more than one = 'wolves'
  6. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The girls purchased red, blue and green .......
    One 'scarf' but two 'scarves'
  7. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    Put these ten ....... and forks on the table please!
    One 'knife' but two 'knives'
  8. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The book is about the ....... of great composers.
    'Life' - cross out 'fe' and add 'ves' to form plural
  9. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The newborn ....... were just beginning their .......
    See question 3 and question 8!
  10. Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
    The ....... of the tribes held a meeting.
    n.b. 'chief' is an exception to the rule and just adds 's'

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