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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.