Class 2 English Grammar Chapter 2 Singular and Plural topic Explanation with worksheet exercises and assignments for CBSE and State Board academic session 2023-24. All the contents are updated according to latest curriculum issued by CBSE. Study Material is now available in online as well as offline format free to use or download.
Grade 2 English Grammar Topic – Singular and Plural
A word is said to be singular when it stands for one person, place, animal, bird, or thing whereas a word is said to be plural when it stands for more than one person, place, animal, bird or things. Learn here about how to change singular to plural or the way of making plural words of given singular words.
Singular and plural are quite important topic for further classes also. This is the topic which is frequently found in reading any lesson of any subject. Practice questions for revision are also given here in the form of assignments.
We write ‘a’ or ‘an’ before singular.
We do not write ‘a’ or ‘an’ before plural nouns.
When we change a noun from the singular to the plural, we add the letter ‘s’ to the singular noun.
Singural to Plural
1. Write the plural forms of given nouns:
2. Add ‘s’ to the following nouns and make them plural:
Formation of Plural from Singular
1. We have learnt in the earlier class that we often add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the singular nouns to make their plural.
|One boy||Four boys|
|One car||Three cars|
|One Bench||Five Benches|
|One dog||Seven dogs|
|One student||Twenty Students|
Nouns, which are one in number, are called Singular Nouns.
Nouns, which are many in number, are called Plural Nouns.
2. In some nouns, we change vowels or add other letters to the singular nouns to make their plural.
|One man||four men|
|one woman||four women|
|one umbrella||five umbrellas|
|one child||three children|
|one Ox||two oxen|
3. There are a few nouns which do not have their plural form: (water, milk, furniture, hair)
We say ‘a glass of milk/water or two glasses of milk/water, ‘a piece of paper/furniture or pieces of paper/furniture’. We say so because they are uncountable nouns.
4. In nouns ending with ‘y’, we replace ‘y’ and add ‘ies’ to the singular nouns to make their plural.
|One soldier||Two soldiers|
|One baby||Tree babies|
|One lady||Five ladies|
|One story||many stories|
|One party||many parties|
|One city||many cities|
|One fly||many flies|
5. In nouns ending with ‘f’ or ‘fe’, we replace ‘f’ or ‘fe’ and add ‘ves’ to the singular nouns to make their plural.
|One knife||Seven knives|
|One wife||Three wives|
|One leaf||Ten leaves|
|One thief||many thieves|
|One leaf||many leaves|
|One life||many lives|
|One shelf||many shelves|
|One wolf||many wolves|
Write plurals of the following: