English

“Singular and Plural nouns.”

Singular form noun

A singular noun is any noun that can be used to indicate that there is only one of something.

A singular "form" is used in both nouns and pro nouns to indicate one of something.

A person

boy

girl

Man

Woman

A place

town

county

province

country

A thing

car

toy

candy

cereal

Plural form noun

A plural noun is used to indicate that there is more than one of something.

A plural "form" is used in both nouns and pronouns to indicate that there is more than one of something.

People

boys

girls

Men

Women

Places

towns

counties

provinces

countries

Things

cars

toys

candies

cereals

Singular

"A", "the" and "every" are determiners.

They can be used to help indicate singular or plural.

Plural

A singular noun usually requires a "determiner"

 

A boy, a town, a car.

The girl, the county, the toy.

Every Man, every province, every candy.

"A", "the" and "every" can be used before a singular noun.

A plural noun usually requires a "determiner"

 

The girl, the counties, the toys.

The is the only determiner used before a plural noun.

The plural rules to remember.

singular nouns ending in "-y" become plural when the -y is dropped and "-ies" is added.

Countable nouns.

are singular and become plural when an"-s" is added.

Uncountable nouns.

An uncountable noun cannot be made plural.

Identifier:

   *Unique;  A word, in and to itself, unique. proper nouns.

 **General; A word that can represent a "unique identifier" without the need of a "determiner" e.g. a, the, every. pronouns.

 

 

Descriptor:

    ^Unique;   A word that is used as an introduction to help define a "unique identifier" or a "general identifier". common nouns.

   ^^General;  A word that is used to define things made from matter. concrete nouns.

^^^intangible; A word is used to define things absent of matter. abstract nouns.