KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: Plurals 01 (Questions)

This KS2 English spelling quiz takes a look at plurals. Plurals are the opposite of singular words. We use plurals to show when there is more than one of something. In English, only nouns can become plural - I have one apple, but my friend has three apples. You have one board game, but you would like to have more board games. There are three regular plural endings: -s, -es, and -ies.

Some words have unusual plurals. Our second plurals quiz takes a look at a few exceptions. However for this quiz, we have chosen words with regular plural endings.

See if you know how to spell these ten and once you get full marks, move on to our second spelling quiz on plurals.

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1. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Pencil
[ ] Pencils
[ ] Pencil's
[ ] Penciles
[ ] Pencils'
2. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
School
[ ] School's
[ ] Schools
[ ] Schooles
[ ] Schools'
3. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Football
[ ] Footballes
[ ] Football's
[ ] Footballs'
[ ] Footballs
4. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Family
[ ] Familys
[ ] Familes
[ ] Family's
[ ] Families
5. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Story
[ ] Story's
[ ] Stories
[ ] Storyes
[ ] Storys
6. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Fairy
[ ] Fairys
[ ] Fairy's
[ ] Fairies
[ ] Fairyes
7. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Friday
[ ] Fridaies
[ ] Fridays
[ ] Fridayes
[ ] Friday's
8. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Brush
[ ] Brushes
[ ] Brushs
[ ] Brushies
[ ] Brush's
9. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Match
[ ] Match's
[ ] Matchs
[ ] Matches
[ ] Match'es
10. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Box
[ ] Boxs
[ ] Box's
[ ] Boxse
[ ] Boxes

 

KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: Plurals 01 (Answers)
1. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Pencil
[x] 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.
2. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
School
[ ] School's
[x] Schools
[ ] Schooles
[ ] Schools'
This word just needs an 's' adding to it.
3. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Football
[ ] Footballes
[ ] Football's
[ ] Footballs'
[x] Footballs
No apostrophe is needed.
4. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Family
[ ] Familys
[ ] Familes
[ ] Family's
[x] 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'.
5. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Story
[ ] Story's
[x] Stories
[ ] Storyes
[ ] Storys
One story. Two stories.
6. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Fairy
[ ] Fairys
[ ] Fairy's
[x] Fairies
[ ] Fairyes
Have you ever seen a fairy?
7. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Friday
[ ] Fridaies
[x] Fridays
[ ] Fridayes
[ ] Friday's
The rule for words ending in a vowel followed by a 'y' is to add 's'.
8. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Brush
[x] Brushes
[ ] Brushs
[ ] Brushies
[ ] Brush's
Words ending in 'ch', 'sh', 'x', 'z', or 's' add '-es' for the plural.
9. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Match
[ ] Match's
[ ] Matchs
[x] Matches
[ ] Match'es
Remember not to add an apostrophe.
10. Look at the word and choose its correct plural.
Box
[ ] Boxs
[ ] Box's
[ ] Boxse
[x] Boxes
One box. Two boxes.