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Irregular Plurals in English

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In Lesson 1 we studied the rules for forming plurals in English. There are many words which do not follow these rules. They are irregular. The following is a list of some of the irregular plural forms grouped by category.

-en

child - children
man
- men
woman
- women

oo -> ee

foot - feet
tooth
- teeth
goose
- geese

ouse -> ice

mouse - mice
louse
- lice

is -> es

parenthesis - parentheses
diagnosis - diagnoses

us -> i

cactus - cacti
fungus - fungi

Don't change in the plural

deer - deer
fish
- fish
moose
- moose
sheep
- sheep

Other

person - people

 

Practice
Change the words to the plural.

1.   child   

2.   tooth   

3.   man   

4.   sheep   

5.   deer   

6.   foot   

7.   mouse   

8.   goose   

9.   fish   

10.  woman   

11.  moose   

12.  cactus   

13.  parenthesis   

 

 

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