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 7 English Grammar Chapter 3 Tne Noun Numbers
|Class: 7||English Grammar|
|Chapter: 3||The 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
Singular to Plural using es
Singular Nouns ending in s, ss, sh, ch, x or z become Plural by adding es to them.
If a Singular Noun ends in y with a vowel before it, the plural is formed by adding s only.
If a Singular Noun ends in o with a consonant before o, the plural is formed by adding es.
Plural of Noun by a change of inside vowels
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.