How to form the plural in English

How to form the plural in English

You want to learn how to use the plural in English? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short English lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in English.

English nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The plural in English is generally formed by adding '-s' to the end of the word.


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Step 5 : The plural in English

The plural is important in English when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns book, chair and door (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are books, chairs and doors. Now learn how to use each of these English plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are the books, the chairs and the doors (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the English plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of book, chair and door, you can move on to Step 6 (English demonstrative pronouns).

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