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  • Hi, everybody and welcome to this video.

  • Now, in this lesson I'm going to talk about singular and plural nouns.

  • Okay. Singular means one.

  • And plural means more than one or many.

  • Okay. So let's look at the board.

  • This part is showing singular nouns.

  • Okay, remember, singular means one.

  • Okay.

  • So when the noun is singular, we put 'a' or 'an'.

  • So let's look.

  • “a ring

  • That means one ring. “a ring

  • “a dogAgain, one dog.

  • “a dog

  • “a teacherOne teacher.

  • “a teacher

  • an apple” “an apple

  • One apple.

  • an egg” “an egg

  • One egg.

  • So again, one…. noun is singular.

  • Okay. Now over here, we have plural nouns.

  • Plural means more than one. Two, three, four, and so on.

  • So, many. Okay.

  • So, when we have a plural noun, we have to,

  • don't forget, we have to put 's' or 'es'.

  • Again, if there's more than one,

  • if the noun is plural,

  • you have to put 's' or 'es'.

  • Now the nouns here, you just have to add an 's'.

  • Okay, and we're going to go through them right now.

  • two rings”.

  • Okay, we had one ring. “a ring”.

  • Now we havetwo rings.” With an 's'.

  • Okay.

  • We had “a dog”.

  • The plural isthree dogs”.

  • Again, 's' “three dogs

  • “a teacherOne teacher

  • four teachers” “four teachers

  • Don't forget the 's'.

  • Okay, you must not forget that.

  • an apple”. That's one apple.

  • Then we have plural. “five apples

  • five apples

  • Okay. And the last one.

  • an egg”. One egg.

  • six eggs

  • Don't forget 's'. “six eggs

  • Okay. I really need you to remember that.

  • two rings

  • three dogs

  • four teachers

  • five apples

  • andsix eggs”.

  • Okay, let's move on to the next part.

  • Now we have some more nouns.

  • These nouns are a little bit different.

  • Uhhh, when they're singular it's the same.

  • You put 'a' or 'an' in front.

  • But when you want to make them plural, you have to add 'es'.

  • Remember, I said, you can add 's' or 'es' to make a noun pluralmore than one.

  • So again, these nouns you have to add 'es'.

  • So let's go through them one more time.

  • Okay. So we have “a bus”.

  • “a bus

  • Again, that means one bus.

  • “a box” “a box

  • “a watch” “a watch

  • Okay, one.

  • “a kiss” “a kiss

  • Andan ax”. “an ax

  • One. “an ax

  • Okay. Now, we're going to move on to the plural.

  • Remember, again, to make the plural, or more than one, here, we add 'es'. Okay.

  • “a busOne.

  • two buses” “two buses

  • “a box

  • three boxes” “three boxes

  • “a watch”. “four watches

  • 'es' right. “four watches

  • “a kissOne.

  • five kisses” “five kisses

  • Add the 'es'.

  • And the last one.

  • an ax” “an ax

  • Okay, we havesix axes”. “six axes

  • So don't forget. We have to put 'es' to make these nouns plural.

  • Okay, let's move on to the next part.

  • So, how do we know if we should put 's' or 'es' to make the noun plural?

  • Well, for most nouns, you just have to put 's'.

  • Okay, for most of them.

  • But, for some, you have to put 'es'. And how do we know?

  • Well

  • Let's look at the board. We have some nouns.

  • The first one ischurch”. Okay.

  • Churchends in 'ch'.

  • So if the noun ends in 'ch', you have to put 'es'.

  • Okay. So it becomeschurches”.

  • So again, if the noun ends in 'ch',

  • add 'es' at the end to make it plural.

  • The same goes for the next wordbrush”.

  • You'll noticebrushends in 'sh'. Okay.

  • So if it ends in 'sh', same thing, we add 'es' at the end to make it plural.

  • Okay. The next word is 'fox'.

  • We have the letter 'x' at the end. Okay.

  • All nouns that end in 'x', we have to put 'es' to make it plural.

  • Okay, so, 'ch', 'sh', 'x'.

  • If the noun ends with these, put 'es'.

  • And the last one isdress”.

  • Okay, we have 'ss' at the end.

  • Same thing.

  • Put 'es' at the end to make it plural.

  • Okay. “dresses

  • Again, if it ends in 'ss' put 'es'.

  • Okay, so please, don't forget 'ch', 'sh', 'x', 'ss', we must put 'es' at the end.

  • Most of the other nouns we just add 's'.

  • Okay. Now we have some special nouns on this side.

  • Potato, tomato, volcano”.

  • Now, most nouns that end in 'o', likephoto”,

  • all we have to do is add an 's' to make it plural.

  • photos”. Okay.

  • But these are special because we actually have to put 'es' at the endto make themplural.

  • Okay. So we havepotatoes, tomatoes, volcanoes”.

  • Again, these are a little bit special.

  • For most nouns that end in 'o', we just add 's'.

  • Okay, and, uhhh, let's go to the final part.

  • Okay, let's do some extra practice.

  • On the board, I have some nouns.

  • Some are singular and some are plural.

  • We have to decide together if we should put 's' or 'es'

  • or make them singular. Okay.

  • So you have to listen carefully and remember what we learned in this video.

  • Okay. “two books

  • Right, this is plural. There are two.

  • two booksWe have to put an 's'.

  • two books

  • Okay. The next one.

  • three classHmmmm.

  • classends with an 's'. So what do we put?

  • three classes” “three classes

  • Okay. So again the plural isthree classes”.

  • Okay. “a lion” “a lion

  • Do we have to put anything? No.

  • No 's' or 'es' because this is singular. There's just one lion.

  • “a lion

  • six hats” “six hats

  • We have to put an 's'. “six hats

  • Okay. The next noun isseven match”.

  • What do we put?

  • Well, we have a 'ch'. So we have to putmatches”.

  • seven matches” “seven matches

  • Okay. And the last one isone bat”.

  • one bat”.

  • We do not put an 's' or 'es' because again, it's just one.

  • We don't have to put anything after 'bat'.

  • Okay, this is singular.

  • Okay, so, in this video, we learned how to make a noun singular.

  • Okay. And how to make a noun plural.

  • Remember, singular means one. Plural means more than one.

  • And remember, don't forget, we have to put 's' or 'es'. Okay.

  • And thanks for joining. That's the end of this video.

  • Bye.

Hi, everybody and welcome to this video.

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