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  • Hello, guys.

  • Welcome to this English course on nouns.

  • In today's video, I'm going to tell you about irregular plural nouns.

  • Now there are crazy ways of making plural forms in English.

  • And there are a lot of irregular forms.

  • I want you to know about them, so let's get started.

  • Again, guys, there are so many irregular plural forms in English.

  • And I'm afraid there are no particular rules.

  • You just need to learn the words.

  • But I'm going to try and tell you about the most common ones.

  • Ok?

  • Let's review some words together.

  • Ok, so, for example.

  • We have a singular noun which is 'woman'.

  • It's plural form is 'women'.

  • 'woman' 'women' Then we have 'man'.

  • The singular noun, 'a man', it becomes 'men'.

  • 'a child' becomes 'children' 'a tooth' 'teeth'

  • 'a foot' becomes 'feet' 'a person' becomes 'people'.

  • 'a mouse' becomes 'mice' Ok, let's move on to pronunciation now.

  • Well students, let's work on pronunciation a bit.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'woman' 'woman' 'women' 'women'

  • Good.

  • 'man' 'man' 'men' 'men'

  • 'child' 'child' 'children' 'children'

  • Very good guys.

  • Moving on.

  • 'tooth' 'tooth' 'teeth' 'teeth'

  • 'foot' 'foot' 'feet' 'feet'

  • 'person' 'person' 'people' 'people'

  • Very good guys.

  • And the last one.

  • 'mouse' 'mouse' 'mice' 'mice'

  • Excellent, guys.

  • Let's now move on to other irregular plural forms.

  • Now there are words that have the exact same singular and plural forms.

  • They are not common, but you need to know a few.

  • Let's take a look together.

  • As you can see, 'sheep' is the singular form.

  • But the plural form is not 'sheeps'.

  • It is 'sheep'.

  • Same goes for 'deer' 'deer'.

  • 'moose' 'moose' 'fish' 'fish'

  • 'aircraft' 'aircraft' Ok, so you will say, “I see one sheep.”

  • But also, “I see two sheep.”

  • The exact same word.

  • Ok, let's go back for pronunciation.

  • I want you to repeat after me.

  • 'sheep' 'sheep' 'deer' 'deer'

  • 'moose' 'moose' 'fish' 'fish'

  • 'aircraft' 'aircraft' Good job guys.

  • Let's move to other irregular forms.

  • Some nouns are never singular.

  • We always use their plural forms.

  • I have a few common ones for you guys.

  • Let's have a look.

  • 'jeans' 'pants'

  • 'glasses' 'sunglasses'

  • 'clothes' 'scissors'

  • 'pajamas' So you will say, “I have some jeans.”

  • Or, “I have scissors.”

  • But you cannot say, “I have a jean.”

  • It is incorrect in English.

  • Let's work a bit on pronunciation.

  • Repeat after me, please.

  • 'jeans' 'jeans' 'pants' 'pants'

  • 'glasses' 'glasses' 'sunglasses' 'sunglasses'

  • 'clothes' 'clothes' 'scissors' 'scissors'

  • And finally, 'pajamas' 'pajamas'

  • Good guys.

  • Let's now look at other irregular plural forms.

  • Now, just a few words about nouns in English that have Latin and Greek origins.

  • Their plural forms are very weird.

  • It's a bit complicated, so we're not going to into too much detail.

  • Don't worry too much about them.

  • But just a few words that I think you should know.

  • First, we have words ending in 'a'.

  • Their plural form will end in 'ae'.

  • For example, 'antenna' becomes 'antennae'

  • 'alumna' 'alumnae' Words ending in 'us', us, will end in

  • 'i'.

  • 'octopus' 'octopi' 'cactus' 'cacti'

  • Words ending in 'is', will end in 'es'. 'is' becomes 'es'.

  • For example, 'analysis' 'analyses' 'diagnosis' 'diagnoses'

  • And finally, words ending in 'on', end in 'a'.

  • 'criterion' 'criteria' 'phenomenon' 'phenomena'

  • These plural forms are very difficult, guys.

  • Even native speakers make a lot of mistakes, so don't worry too much about them.

  • I just wanted to give you a little taste of Latin and Greek plurals.

  • Let's move on to example sentences now.

  • Ok, guys.

  • I have a few example sentences for you.

  • It's a great opportunity to practice saying irregular plural forms in English.

  • Be very careful to use proper pronunciation as well.

  • Let's start.

  • First, 'my sister has one child' 'my brother has two children'.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'my sister has one child' 'my brother has two children'.

  • Next.

  • 'I'm a quiet person, so I don't talk to many people.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'I'm a quiet person, so I don't talk to many people.'

  • Good guys.

  • Next sentence.

  • 'Did you catch one fish or two fish at the lake?'

  • Repeat after me, please.

  • 'Did you catch one fish or two fish at the lake?'

  • Very good.

  • Next sentence.

  • 'I have one pair of glasses and two pairs of sunglasses.'

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'I have one pair of glasses and two pairs of sunglasses.'

  • Excellent, guys.

  • And finally, 'He has one cactus in his front yard, but

  • many cacti in his back yard.'

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'He has one cactus in his front yard, but many cacti in his back yard.'

  • Ok, students.

  • I hope you repeated after me.

  • And you practiced your pronunciation.

  • I hope you now have a better understanding of irregular plural forms in English.

  • There are many of them.

  • Not many rules to follow.

  • A lot of words to memorize.

  • But, I'm sure with a little bit of practice, you can do it.

  • Thank you for watching my video.

  • Make sure you watch the other videos as well.

  • Thank you.

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Hello, guys.

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English Grammar Course | Irregular Plural Nouns #3

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