Exercise 1. Write the words in the plural in the right columns according to the pronunciation of the ending
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lamps lessons boxes

Lamp, lesson, box, park, car, stick, theme, kiss, roof, book, Mary, muff, sentence, oak, text, path, bench, knife, wolf, house, toy, chief, page, oath, month, mouth.

 

Exercise 2. Write the words in 2 columns according to the spelling of the ending in the plural.

у + s i + es
keys babies

Key, baby, Lily, pony, day, country, city, play, penny, library, tray, Polly, trolley, fly.

 

Exercise 3. Write the plural form of the following.

1. regular nouns (transcribe the endings)

story, play, glass, flag, photo, name, match, knife, bush, chief, page, radio, roof, prize, set, key, factory, wolf, piano, class, cup, city

2. irregular nouns

child, goose, man, foot, mouse, woman, sheep, person, deer, tooth, ox

3. nouns of Greek or Latin origin

criterion, datum, formula, crisis, stimulus, index, phenomenon, medium, oasis, nucleus, memorandum, basis, radius, analysis, symposium, hypothesis

4. compound nouns

fellow-worker, merry-go-round, man-of-war, passer-by, sister-in-law, forget-me-not, room-mate, lily-of-the-valley, ticket-holder, commander-in-chief, governor-general

 

Exercise 4. Divide the following words into two columns: countable and uncountable nouns (you must get 25 uncountable nouns).

furniture, coffee, leaf, food, computer, list, blood, job, work, language, country, advice, information, money, progress, permit, permission, baggage, luggage, beach, traffic, weather, window, knowledge, air, water, holiday, damage, accommodation, scenery, scene, pigeon, bread, mountain, luck, news, accident, laugh, flour, laughter

 

Exercise 5. Write out the nouns which are used only in the plural form (you must get 25 nouns).

athletics, cattle, scissors, taxes, pyjamas, economics, police, news, means, goods, pants, subjects, billiards, darts, outskirts, premises, mechanics, spectacles, clothes, stairs, maths, shorts, tights, gymnastics, congratulations, crossroads, patience, scales, lodgings, foundations, equipment, research, authorities, soap, contents, looks, countryside, traffic-lights, tongs, toothpaste, headphones, delays, binoculars, electronics, eyes, trousers

 

Exercise 6. Complete the following table and give the corresponding singular or plural form of the nouns, if any. If there is no the corresponding form, put a cross (x). The first two words are given as examples.

Singular Plural
means   means  
x scissors  

 

means, scissors, pence, Frenchman, Roman, photo, physics, cloth, sheep, halves, news, sleeves, mice, species, contents, athletics, series, knowledge, feet, phenomena, clothes, bases, headquarters, Japanese

 

Exercise 7. Find the odd word in the chain of the nouns.

Example: tea — butter — onions — meat

1. trousers — spectacles — scales — news

2. advice — knowledge — contents — progress

3. phonetics - vacation - goods – information

4. criteria — datum — oases — radii

5. mice — men — goats — geese

6. police — work — weather — furniture

7. congress — team — government — equipment

8. water — potato — milk — bread

9. time — business — stone — bird

10. means — species — crossroads — wolves

11. thanks — barracks — congratulations — authorities

12. diagnoses — roofs — cattle — accommodation

13. premises — mechanics — darts — laughter

14. success — research — applause — path

15. journey — voyage — travel — walk

 

Exercise 8. Write in the Plural. Transcribe the endings.

story, fish, knife, man, dress, tooth, lamp, box, brother, brother-in-law, dog, foot, bench, hospital, bed, lady, exercise, child, woman, sheep, niece, son-in-law, family, half, library, wife, potato, sportsman, rain, friend, actress, tiger, woman-driver, basis, forget-me-not, postman, Englishman, passer-by, louse, stratum, criterion, goose, swine, cuff, sale, photo, zero, truth, cuckoo, youth, hero, gulf, muff, thief, belief, rose, room, information, knowledge, police, spectacles, country, wolf, tomato, brush, baby, watch, postman, day, shelf, sister-in-law, text, roof, cassette-recorder, page, handkerchief, lawn, bush, deer, pantry, sitting-room, study, sofa, phoneme, housewife, nursery, boy, mouse, penny, face, mother-in- law, toy, sentence, leaf, piano, policeman

 

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