Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Spelling: Plurals 1 (Questions)

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This elementary school 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.

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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
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Spelling: Plurals 1 (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.