Irregular Plurals, Definitions, List and Example Sentences
There are singular and plural nouns in English. To make singular nouns plural in general, the suffix -s is put at the end of the noun. But the rules of nouns that want to be made plurally irregularly are different. Some of them are given below with sample sentences:
The names that can be counted are followed by the suffix –s, but depending on the last letter, it may differ.
Names that end with ‘o’:
Tomato-tomatoes: The tomatoes we bought from the market today were rotten.
Patato-patatoes: My grandfather started growing potatoes in his field this year.
Names that end with ‘x’:
Fox – foxes: Foxes are known for their cunning.
Box- boxes: Could you please move these boxes up because they are too heavy?
Names ending with ‘s’:
Class – classes: All the classes we look to study are full.
Glass – glasses: I can’t remember where I forgot my glasses.
Names ending with ‘f’:
Shelf – shelves: When will you dust these shelves?
Knife knives: I’m going to go to the market today and buy new knives for my kitchen.
Names ending with ‘y’:
City – cities: Cities are more radiant than day and night.
Story – stories: These stories were the most fun stories I have read in my childhood.
Names ending with ‘ch, sh’:
Watch – watches: All of my wristwatches are very expensive.
Dish – dishes: These dishes are very dirty, we have to wash them all.
Everything that is formulated with a rule is called ‘regular’ but there are also irregularly plural nouns that do not comply with a particular rule. These are given below with sample sentences:
Man – men: The men were running left and right and trying to finish the job.
Woman – women: The biggest problem of women is that they spend a lot of time preparing.
Person – people: People are aware of everything.
Foot – feet: My feet ached from standing all day.
Fish – fish: The fish were dancing in the water.
Mouse – mice: Mice raided our house!
Child – children: I know that children favorite food is chocolate.
Tooth – teeth: Now I take good care of my teeth because my doctor recommended it.
Ox – oxen: We are the owner of the oxen here.
This – these: These are the best gifts I have ever seen in my life.
That – those: Do you see those? Here they are my favorite friends.
Louse – lice: I never want to see these lice in my head because they’re so disgusting!
Here are detailed irregular plural nouns list;