Spelling: Plurals 2
The plural of poppy is poppies.

Spelling: Plurals 2

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This elementary school English spelling quiz takes a second look at plurals. Plurals denote more than one. Most plural nouns in English end in '-s' or '-es'. As you'll have seen in the first Plurals Quiz, sometimes the spelling of the noun changes slightly before adding the ending - 'poppy' becomes 'poppies'.

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1.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Woman
Wemmin
Womans
Women
Wimmin
The plural of 'man' is 'men' - the plural of 'woman' is 'women'.
2.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Hero
Heros
Heroes
Hero's
Heroe's
Most words ending in 'o' add '-es' for the plural.
3.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Person
Persons
Person's
People
Both persons and people
Usually 'people' is used as the plural of 'person', but 'persons' is correct in some circumstances.
4.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Goose
Goos'e
Geese
Geece
Gooses
Goose becomes geese, but moose doesn't become meese!
5.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Octopus
Octopuses
Octopi
Octopodes
Both octopuses and octopodes
Octopuses has the English ending and 'octopodes' has a Greek ending. The plural form octopi, formed according to rules for some Latin plurals, is incorrect.
6.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Mouse
Mouses
Mouse's
Mice
Mousies
Mouse - Mice is the same as Louse - Lice.
7.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Piano
Pianoes
Pianoos
Piano's
Pianos
Not all words ending in 'o' add '-es'!
8.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Wolf
Wolves
Wolfs
Wolfes
Wolve's
Many words ending in 'f' or 'fe' change the 'f' to a 'v' before adding the '-s' or '-es'. The words 'loaf', 'wife', 'shelf' and 'scarf' follow this irregular rule.
9.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Deer
Deers
Deerse
Deer
Deeres
'Deer', like 'sheep' and 'salmon', is the same whether it is singular or plural - there is one deer in the park, but many deer in the woods.
10.
Look at the word, then choose its correct plural.
Ox
Oxen
Oxes
Ox's
Oxs
Ox - Oxen follows the same very old rule as Child - Children.
Author:  Sheri Smith

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