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Spelling:  Plurals 01
I have one apple, but my friend has three apples.

Spelling: Plurals 01

Ready for a KS2 English spelling quiz on plurals? Plurals mean more than one of something. Like one apple turns into three apples. Nouns can be singular or plural. There are three usual endings: -s, -es, and -ies. But there are always some exceptions, like 'one cactus', 'two cacti'.

This quiz focuses on regular plurals. Once you ace these, try our second quiz with some tricky exceptions. Test your spelling skills and aim for full marks!

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1.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Family
Familys
Familes
Family's
Families
The rule for words ending in a consonant followed by a 'y' is to change the 'y' to an 'i' and then add '-es'.
2.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Box
Boxs
Box's
Boxse
Boxes
One box. Two boxes.
3.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Football
Footballes
Football's
Footballs'
Footballs
No apostrophe is needed.
4.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Fairy
Fairys
Fairy's
Fairies
Fairyes
Have you ever seen a fairy?
5.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Match
Match's
Matchs
Matches
Match'es
Remember not to add an apostrophe.
6.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Story
Story's
Stories
Storyes
Storys
One story. Two stories.
7.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
School
School's
Schools
Schooles
Schools'
This word just needs an 's' adding to it.
8.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Pencil
Pencils
Pencil's
Penciles
Pencils'
If you have more than one pencil, you have some pencils. Most words ending in a consonant follow the simple rule of adding an 's'. Be careful not to use an apostrophe for plurals.
9.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Friday
Fridaies
Fridays
Fridayes
Friday's
The rule for words ending in a vowel followed by a 'y' is to add 's'.
10.
Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Brush
Brushes
Brushs
Brushies
Brush's
Words ending in 'ch', 'sh', 'x', 'z', or 's' add '-es' for the plural.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Spelling

Author:  Sheri Smith

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