English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Spelling (Singular and Plural Nouns) (Questions)

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