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Plurals

 

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.

 

heart I can see a heart.

 

heart heartheart  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.  

Watch the video below for more information on adding -s and -es to nouns. 

Nessy Spelling Strategy | Plurals -s -es | Learn to Spell

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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. 

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