Spelling (Plurals for words ending in o)
These are tomatoes. They are not tomatos.

Spelling (Plurals for words ending in o)

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For some words which end in -o add -es to form their plurals, for example 'hero'/'heroes'. Here is an English spelling quiz so you can get to grips with the subject. Be warned...not all plurals for words ending in 'o' require an 'e'.

1.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
He shouted, "help!" and his word returned in many .......
echo
echoes
echos
echows
Echo ends in -o and adds -es when plural
2.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
There are two active ....... on the island.
volcano
volcanoe
volcanoes
volcanos
There are exceptions to the rule which just add -s
3.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
I'll take ten ripe ....... please.
tomato
tomatoe
tomatoes
tomatos
Musical terms: 'piano', 'duo', 'solo' are exceptions
4.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
Large sacks of ....... are on offer today.
potato
potatoe
potatoes
potatos
5.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The submarine launched two .......
torpedo
torpedoe
torpedoes
torpedos
6.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The winning athletes returned as triumphant .......
hero
heroe
heroes
heros
7.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The fleet of ships were laden with their .......
cargo
cargoe
cargoes
cargoose
A 'cargoose' is a diving bird. 'Cargos' is also acceptable
8.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The ....... toppled over one after the other in a long line.
domino
dominoe
dominoes
dominus
More exceptions: logos, gazebos, infernos, eskimos
9.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The orchestra needed three ....... for the trio.
piano
pianoe
pianoes
pianos
Tricky! Piano is an exception and adds only -s
10.
Select the correct spelling for the missing word.
The actors sang several ....... in the school play.
solo
sloes
soloes
solos
Another exception, solo adds -s in plural (see question 3)
Author:  Sue Daish

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