A plural is a type of suffix* that is added to the end of a word when there is more than one noun*.
* Suffixes are letters added to the end of a word to change the meaning.
*A noun is a object, thing, place or name.
If there is more than one object or thing we can add -s or -es to the end of the word.
I can see a heart.
I can see lots of hearts.
If a word ends in a hissy or fizzy sound, such as ch, sh, x, ss we add the -es suffix.
In Marchwood there is a church.
There are lots of churches in Southampton.
Adding -s and -es
Have a look at the pictures below and write some sentences using what you can see.
You could use these sentence stems to help you:
I can see a...
I can see lots of...
I can see three...
There is a...
There are lots of...
Remember to listen out for the last sound in the word. If it is 'fizzy' or 'hissy' we add -es to the end of the word.