schlechte horror spiele In the English language, the singular and plural forms of countable nouns are different than each other. Below you can find examples on how to make singular nouns plural, as well as the different uses of singular and plural nouns.
ruby laser autonivel there Regular plurals
Most nouns belong to this group. They are made plural by adding the suffix “-s”.
In the English language, regular plurals are separated into three groups depending on the last letter in the singular form of the noun.
Plurals of nouns ending with “-o”
Mosquito Mosquitoes or Mosquitos
Plurals of nouns ending with “-y”
Dwarf Dwarfs / Dwarves
Hoof Hoofs / Hooves
Scarf Scarfs / Scarves
Staff Staffs / Staves
Turf Turfs / Turves
Wharf Wharfs / Wharves
Most of the irregular plurals originate either from ancient English, or foreign languages. Just like the regular plurals, the irregulars are also separated into different groups among themselves.
Aircraft, bison, buffalo, deer, duck, fish, hovercraft, moose, pike, plankton, salmon, sheep, spacecraft, squid, swine, trout, watercraft
Words ending with “-ese” such as “Japanese, Portuguese, Vietnamese”, and other nouns connoting national affiliation. When people of a particular nationality are referred to, the singular form of the noun is used by adding “the” before the noun
Ex: the French, the Swiss, the Polish.
Plurals with “-(e)n” “-(e)n”
This is a very rare plural form, originating from ancient English. It can be found in only three nouns:
Brother Brethren (when the word “brother” refers to a particular community such as a religious sect)
Apophony refers to the systemic change in the voice unit. In other words, it refers to the minor changes within the word, such as changing one or two letters in the word.
Mouse Mice (“mouses” can be ok for computer mouses)
There also are other plurals that do not suit any of the types explained above.
Singulars without plurals
beauty, curiosity, honesty, intelligence, poverty, stupidity, wisdom
Goodness, cleanliness, coldness, kindness, openness
Good, bad, hot, cold
Philosophy, chemistry, geometry, surgery, pop, jazz, rock and roll, dualism, surrealism, etc.
Mathematics, physics, statics, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, phonetics, electronics, geophysics, robotics, aerobics, optics, computer graphics, linguistics, cryptography, ethics.
“Phonetics is an area of linguistics that focuses on the sounds used in speech.”
Iron, oxygen, lead, nitrogen, aluminum, carbon, copper, gold, silver, air, traffic, crash, water, furniture