Spelling (Plurals for words ending in o) 01
These are tomatoes. They are not tomatos.

Spelling (Plurals for words ending in o) 01

For some words which end in -o add -es to form their plurals, for example 'hero'/'heroes'. Here is an English spelling quiz so you can get to grips with the subject. Be warned...not all plurals for words ending in 'o' require an 'e'.

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
  1. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    He shouted, "help!" and his word returned in many .......
    Echo ends in -o and adds -es when plural
  2. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    There are two active ....... on the island.
    There are exceptions to the rule which just add -s
  3. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    I'll take ten ripe ....... please.
    Musical terms: 'piano', 'duo', 'solo' are exceptions
  4. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    Large sacks of ....... are on offer today.
  5. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The submarine launched two .......
  6. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The winning athletes returned as triumphant .......
  7. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The fleet of ships were laden with their .......
    A 'cargoose' is a diving bird. 'Cargos' is also acceptable
  8. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The ....... toppled over one after the other in a long line.
    More exceptions: logos, gazebos, infernos, eskimos
  9. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The orchestra needed three ....... for the trio.
    Tricky! Piano is an exception and adds only -s
  10. Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
    The actors sang several ....... in the school play.
    Another exception, solo adds -s in plural (see question 3)

Author: Sue Daish

The Tutor in Your Computer!

Quiz yourself clever - 3 free quizzes in every section

  • Join us (£9.95/month) to play over 4,000 more quizzes
  • Reinforce your school learning in the comfort of home
  • Build your confidence in National Curriculum subjects
  • Test yourself to identify gaps in learning
  • Revise fast for tests and exams

© Copyright 2016-2017 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more