nouns

Nouns

Nouns are words for people, places, things or ideas.

Nouns can be regular or irregular.

 

Regular nouns take an -s in plural form, while irregular nouns change form.

a girl – two girls

a woman – two women

 

Singular or plural:

Most nouns have the ending -s in plural:

a girl – two girls

 

Some nouns have the ending -es in plural:

a bus – two buses

 

Some nouns change their ending from -y to -ies in plural:

a hobby - two hobbies

 

Some nouns change from -f(e) in singular to -ves plural:

a half – two halves

a knife – two knives

 

Some irregular nouns change their form in plural:

a person – two people

 

Proper nouns are written with a capital letter, because they are names of particular people or places, like Roald Dahl, J K Rowling, Sydney and Australia.