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Numbers Part B


Hello friends,

I think so that you have understood the previous blog of Numbers. Today we will study the remaining part of Numbers.

 (i) Noun ending in F or Fe form the plural by changing F of Fe into u and adding – es:

Singular

Plural

Calf

Calves

Half

Halves

Knife

Knives

Wolf

Wolves

Leaf

Leaves

Life

Lives

Loaf

Loaves

Wife

wives

 

Exception: Safe – Safes

(ii) By adding en to the singular:

Singular

Plural

Brother

Brothers

Child

Children

Ox

oxen


 

(iii) By changing the inside vowel:

Singular

Plural

Man

Men

Woman

Women

Foot

Feet

Goose

Geese

Tooth

Teeth

Mouse

Mice

Rat

 

 

 (iv) A compound noun generally forms the plural by adding – s to the principal word:

 

Singular

Plural

Brother – in –law

Brother-in-laws

Step son

Step sons

Passer-by

Passers-by

Commander-in-chief

Commanders-in-chief

 

(v) There are some compound nouns which take a double plural.

Singular

Plural

Man servant

Men servants

Woman servant

Women servants

Woman student

Women students

Woman teacher

Women teachers

 

(vi) There are some plurals which have been borrowed direct from foreign nouns:

Singular

Plural

Agendu

Agenda

Medium

Mediums

Radius

Radiates

Syllabus

Syllabuses

Basis

Bases

Oasis

Oases

Phenomenon

Phenomena

Formula

formulas

 

(vii) The plural of an abbreviation is formed by adding – s:

Singular

Plural

D.C.

D.C.s

M.A.

M.A.s

M.P.

M.P.s

V.I.P.

V.I.P.s

 

Plurals of Pronouns

(viii) Like nouns, pronouns also have their plural form. Study the following:

Singular

Plural

I

We

Me

Us

Mine

Ours

Myself

Ourselves

Yourself

Yourselves

He, she, it

They

Him, her, it

Them

His, her

Theirs

Himself, herself

Themselves

Itself

themselves

 If you find any problem to understand the rule of this topic, Please ask about your problem in comment box.


Rajesh Bhatia




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