Grammar Aquarium


Singular and Plural


Singular means one.

Plural means more than one. We can normally change a singular word to a plural word by adding ’s’ or ‘es’.


For example,

  • book becomes books
  • cow becomes cows
  • bus becomes buses
  • potato becomes potatoes

Some words don’t follow that pattern. Be careful.

  • man becomes men
  • tooth becomes teeth
  • child becomes children
  • deer stays the same


Remember, take care with words that don’t become plural in the usual ways.

Your Turn…

1. What does singular mean?
It’s time for tea
There’s only one
That cheese is nice

2. What does plural mean?
More colourful
More volume
More than one

3. What is a typical way to make something plural?
To add a prefix
To add s or es
To write in capitals

4. When working with singular and plurals, what should you beware of?
Irregular words

5. Is the word ‘deer’ singular or plural?
Could be both

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