Spelling (Plurals for nouns ending in f or fe)
These are leaves. They are NOT leafs.

Spelling (Plurals for nouns ending in f or fe)

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Some nouns ending in f or fe have plural forms ending in ves. And some don't! As ever, there are always exceptions in English to keep you on your toes.

Spelling is such an important skill, so why not play all of our spelling quizzes to really sharpen your mind!

1.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The footballers' ....... cheered as their husbands played.
wife
wifes
wive
wives
'Wife' crosses off 'fe' and adds 'ves' to form plural
2.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
In autumn the ....... turn golden.
leaf
leafs
leave
leaves
One 'leaf' but more than one = 'leaves'
3.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The cow gave birth to twin .......
calf
calfs
calve
calves
4.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
In the bakery there were still some ....... on the .......
loaf, shelf
loafs, shelfs
loaves, shelfs
loaves, shelves
One 'loaf' but many 'loaves'
5.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The ....... howled in the snowy forest.
wolf
wolfs
wolve
wolves
One 'wolf' but more than one = 'wolves'
6.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The girls purchased red, blue and green .......
scarf
scarfs
scarves
scarvs
One 'scarf' but two 'scarves'
7.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
Put these ten ....... and forks on the table please!
knife
knifes
knive
knives
One 'knife' but two 'knives'
8.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The book is about the ....... of great composers.
life
lifes
live
lives
'Life' - cross out 'fe' and add 'ves' to form plural
9.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The newborn ....... were just beginning their .......
calf, lives
calfs, lifes
calves, life
calves, lives
See question 3 and question 8!
10.
Select the correct spelling(s) for the missing word(s).
The ....... of the tribes held a meeting.
chief
chiefs
chieve
chieves
n.b. 'chief' is an exception to the rule and just adds 's'
Author:  Sue Daish

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