Class 2 English Grammar Chapter 2 Singular and Plural

Class 2 English Grammar Chapter 2 Singular and Plural topic Explanation with worksheet exercises and assignments for CBSE and State Board academic session 2021-2022. All the contents are updated according to latest curriculum issued by CBSE.

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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.

Singular Plural
a pen pens
an owl owls
a bat bats
a toy toys
a girl girls
a ball balls



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:
pigeon
Egg
Rose
Ship
Cow
Tree

Answers:
pigeons
Eggs
Roses
Ships
Cows
Trees

2. Add ‘s’ to the following nouns and make them plural:
    • Balloon
    • Kite
    • Cap
    • Carrot
    • Umbrella
    • Ball

Balloons
Kites
caps
Carrots
Umbrellas
Balls

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.



Singlar 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.
Singular 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.
Singular 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.
SingularPlural
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
Check Yourself-2
Write plurals of the following:

Singular

    1. Monkey
    2. Class
    3. Kite
    4. Case
    5. Mummy
    6. Shoe
    7. Boy
    8. Deer
    9. Basket.

Plurals
1. Monkeys
2. Classes
3. Kites
4. Cases
5. Mummies
6. Shoes
7. Boys
8. Deers
9. Baskets

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