Class 3 English Grammar Chapter 7 Noun – Singular and Plural Number examples and assignments updated for academic session 2023-24 for CBSE and other State Boards. Here students can practice words forms of Noun in Singular or Plural format. Assignments given at the end of the chapter are also helpful to clear doubts in Singular – Plural concepts.
English Grammar for Grade 3 Chapter 7 Noun – Singular and Plural
Class 3 English Grammar Chapter 7 Singular and Plural
Singular and Plural Noun
The countable nouns are divided into two groups: singular and plural Number.
Singular number means a common noun that refers to only one person, animal, place or thing.
For example: chair, book, doll, boy.
Plural number means a common noun that refers to more than one person, animal, place or thing.
For example: chairs, books, dolls, boys.
Formation of Plural From Singular
We add ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the singular nouns to make their plural form: Addition of ‘s’
Addition of ‘es’
In nouns ending with ‘y’ and the ‘y’ comes after a consonant, we replace ‘y’ and add ‘ies’. If ‘y’ comes after a vowel, we simply add ‘s’.
In nouns ending with ‘f’ or ‘fe’, we replace ‘f’ or ‘fe’ and add ‘ves’.
Some nouns do not change their forms in plural.
Deer, Sheep, Hair, Aircraft
There are few nouns that occur only in plural. For example:
trousers, scissors, gloves, socks, shorts etc.
All the above nouns, which have both singular and plural forms are same countable noun.
There are other nouns, which cannot be counted. They are called uncountable noun.
water, milk, tea, blood, air, oxygen, smoke etc.