Spelling (Singular and Plural Nouns)
Some nouns are exactly the same in their plural form as they are in their singular form. One sheep, two sheep, three sheep...

Spelling (Singular and Plural Nouns)

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When spelling the plural of a singular noun, it's normally a case of simply adding s to the word. However, not always! Some nouns use the same spelling for both singular and plural, e.g. one trout, ten trout.

Test your skills in this quiz.

1.
One species of animal but thousands of .......
specie
species
specieses
species's
Use the same spelling for any number of 'species'
2.
One fish swimming in the river but seven .......
fish
fishies
fishs
fishy
'Fishes' is also acceptable as a plural form of 'fish'
3.
A herd of swine (= pigs) but one .......
swin
swine
swines
swins
Use 'swine' for one or lots of pigs
4.
One cod but a shoal of .......
cod
code
codes
cods
Ten thousand 'cod' - same for singular and plural use
5.
One series of 'Dr. Who' but three .......
serie
series
serieses
series's
Use 'series' for any amount of them!
6.
One red-nosed reindeer but six .......
reindeer
reindeers
reindeer's
reinsdeer
Any number of 'reindeer': the spelling stays the same
7.
One headquarters but nine .......
headquarters
headquarterses
headquarters's
headsquarters
Same spelling used for any amount of 'headquarters'
8.
One deer but many .......
dear
dears
deer
deers
'Deer' is singular / plural. Don't confuse with 'dear'
9.
One army barracks (accommodation) but five .......
barrack
barrackes
barracks
barracks's
Same spelling is used for one or for many 'barracks'
10.
One sheep but two .......
lambs
sheep
sheepes
sheeps
Use 'sheep' for any amount of sheep
Author:  Sue Daish

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