Class 7 English Grammar Chapter 3 The Noun Numbers

Class 7 English Grammar Chapter 3 The Noun Numbers. There are two numbers in English: Singular Number and Plural Number. A Noun or Pronoun that denotes one person or thing is said to be in the Singular Number; Boy, Pen, Child, Tree, Book etc.

A Noun or Pronoun that denotes more than one persons or things is said to be in the Plural Number; Boys, Pens, Children. Trees, Books etc.

Class 7 English Grammar Chapter 3 The Noun Numbers

Class: 7English Grammar
Chapter: 3The Noun Numbers – Singular and Plural

Class 7 English Grammar The Noun- Singular and Plural

Points to be Remembered

Only countable nouns have plural forms. Singular countable nouns can be made plural usually by adding the suffix–s or es.
Nouns that are made plural by adding–s or es are called regular nouns. For example: table –tables, glass–glasses.
However the plural form of some nouns are made differently. Such nouns are called irregular nouns




The Plural of a Noun formed by adding s to the Singular

SingularPlural
ArticleArticles
ActActs
AppleApples
ActorActors
Singular to Plural using es

Singular Nouns ending in s, ss, sh, ch, x or z become Plural by adding es to them.

SingularPlural
AshAshes
AddressAddresses
ArchArches
AssAsses




If a Singular Noun ends in y with a vowel before it, the plural is formed by adding s only.

SingularPlural
ChimneyChimneys
BoyBoys
DonkeyDonkeys
BayBays

If a Singular Noun ends in o with a consonant before o, the plural is formed by adding es.

SingularPlural
HeroHeroes
CargoCargoes
EchoEchoes
BuffaloBuffaloes
Plural of Noun by a change of inside vowels
SingularPlural
FootFeet
PostmanPostmen
MouseMice
GooseGeese
LouseLice
ToothTeeth



Nouns used only in singular

abuse, advice, luggage, machinery, money, poetry, jewellery, scenery, vacation, word, furniture, fruit, meal, fun, freedom, music, joy, permission, progress, rice, wheat, bread, milk, butter, glass, silver, gold, education, homework, employment, etc.

Nouns used as both the numbers, the singular and the plural

Committee, govt, police, wages, jury, means, politics, pains, publics etc.
The jury was unanimous in its opinion.
The jury were divided in their opinion.
The committee has agreed on this issue.
The committee are divided on this issue.

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