2nd Grade - Using Plurals

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Grammar
Using plurals
Identify and correctly use regular plurals (e.g., -s, -es, -ies) and irregular plurals (e.g., fly - flies, wife - wives)
Distinguish between singular nouns and plural nouns ending with –s, -es, ies. Form plural nouns by adding –s, -es-, ies. Write plural nouns in sentences and proofread for plural nouns. Distinguish between the singular and plural forms of irregular nouns. Form the plural of irregular nouns.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is the difference between a singular noun and a plural noun? (A singular noun names one person, place, thing, or animal. A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing, or animal.)

(2)

What ending is most often added to a singular noun to form a plural noun? (s)

(3)

Circle the answer.


When nouns end with x, ch, sh, or s, what ending is added to form a plural noun?


  1. s

  2. es

  3. ies


(4)

Write the rule for changing a singular word that ends in “y” to its plural form. ____________________________________________________ (change the y to i then add es)

(5)

What is the rule when changing a singular word that ends in “f or fe” to its plural form? (change the f or fe to ves)

Learning Tips

(1)

To understand singular nouns, have your child look around the room. Ask them to tell about things that they see where there is only one object. (Ex. television, couch, etc.) Explain that these nouns are singular because there is only one of each object. These nouns do not end with s, es, ies.

(2)

To understand plural nouns, have your child look around the room. Ask them to tell about things that they see where there is more than one of that object. (Ex. chairs, pictures, etc.) Explain that these nouns are plural because there is more than one of each object. These nouns end with s, es, ies.

(3)

To help your child remember how to change words that end in “y” to its plural form, have them memorize a rhyme. “Change the y to i and add es.” (Ex. fry – fries)

(4)

To make words plural that end in f or fe, remind your child of this rule. Remove f or fe and add ves. (Ex. leaf – leaves, knife – knives)

(5)

Just add s or es to most nouns to name more than one. Change the spelling of some nouns to name more than one. (Ex. child – children, woman – women) Have your child draw a picture of one child and label the illustration “child”. Next, have your child draw a picture of more than one child and label it “children”. Encourage your child to complete this same activity with the words man and woman.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Read each sentence and circle the noun that names more than one.


Two _____________ play with the yarn.

(cat, cats)


(2)

Read each sentence and circle the noun that names more than one.


The three _____________ went shopping for coats.

(woman, women)


(3)

Read each sentence and write the noun on the line that names more than one.


The _______________ fell from the tree and landed in the garden.

(leaves, leafs)


(4)

Read each sentence. Write a noun in the blank that name more then one.


The _____________ drove to the beach.

(5)

There are two nouns underlined in the sentence below. Write the noun that names more than one on the line.


The girls took the dog for a walk around the block. __________


(6)

There are two nouns underlined in the sentence below. Write the noun that names more than one on the line.


Sam watered the flowers with the pail. ___________


(7)

Write the noun that names more than one on the line below.


The boy fed the cats dinner. ____________


(8)

Circle the correct plural form of the word written below.


mouse – (mouses, mice)


(9)

Circle the correct plural form of the word written below.


dress – (dresses, dresss)

(10)

Write the correct plural form for the noun shown below.


fly - ________________________


(11)

Write the correct plural form of the noun.


one dish, two _______________________


(12)

Write the correct plural form of the noun.


one school, two _______________________


(13)

Write the correct plural form of the word on the line.


_______________ prize


(14)

Draw a line to match the definitions.


Column A Column B


singular noun names more than one


plural noun names one


(15)

What ending is most often added to a singular noun to form a plural noun? ____________________________

(16)

Circle the answer.


When nouns end with x, ch, sh, or s, what ending is added to form a plural noun?


  1. s

  2. es

  3. ies


(17)

Draw a line to match the rule that is used when making a noun plural.


Column A Column B


word ends in f or fe change the f or fe to ves


words that end in y change the y to I and add es

(18)

Match the singular and plural nouns together. Write the matches on the lines below.


wife ball church wives


fries churches balls fry


  1. ___________________________________________

  2. ___________________________________________

  3. ___________________________________________

  4. ___________________________________________


(19)

Add “es” to the words below to make them show more than one.


church ________________________________


box ________________________________


watch ________________________________


class ________________________________


(20)

Circle the words that you would just add “es” to show more than one.


tent class fox pencil fry

(21)

Write a noun to complete the sentence.


Mark has two __________________________.


(22)

Write a word on the line that shows more than one.


Tine does the _________________ in the sink.

(23)

Change the y to i and add –es in the words below. Write the new word on the line.


fry - ___________________


fly - ____________________


cry - _____________________


baby - ___________________


(24)

Change the noun in the sentence to a plural noun. Write the sentence correctly on the line.


I fed two cow.

________________________________________________


(25)

Change the underlined noun in the sentence to show more than one. Write the sentence correctly on the line.


Tammy and Kara cleaned the dish.


________________________________________________


 

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