Exercício: Plural form of the nouns

Avatar do usuário Emanuel On-line 1150 1 4 17
Hello everybody.

A) Complete the sentences with the plural form of the nouns below:

1) The old ___________________ always left the ______________ near the __________________ and their money on the kitchen ___________________, and the ____________________ knew all about it.
lady / key / gate / shelf / thief

2) From the_____________ the wounded ___________________ were able to shoot at their _____________________.
roof / hero / enemy

3) Their _________________ picked some big __________________, and cut the ________________ in ________________.
wife / knife / loaf / half

4) The little _________________ riding _________________, and the ____________________ on the toy ________________ brought _____________________ of joy to the ____________________ at the _____________________.
monkey / donkey / goose / bus / tear / child / circus


B) Fill in the blanks with was or were, as required:
1) The scientist's thesis ________________ accepted by everybody.

2) The political crises __________________ followed by a bloody revolution.

3) The data _________________ correct, but the analysis ______________ not.

4) Some phenomena of nature ______________ explained by Professor Clarke in his lecture.


C) Some nouns have irregular plural forms. The most important ones are included in the exercise below. Match the two columms:

Singular / Plural
1. child
2. man
3. woman
4. mouse
5. ox
6. sheep
7. gentleman
8. foot
9. tooth
10. goose
11. deer
12. louse

( ) geese
( ) oxen
( ) gentlemen
( ) children
( ) men
( ) deer
( ) mice
( ) women
( ) sheep
( ) lice
( ) feet
( ) teeth


Outros tópicos relacionados para consulta:
https://www.englishexperts.com.br/plural-dos-substantivos-em-ingles/
https://www.englishexperts.com.br/forum/exercicio-plural-dos-substantivos-em-ingles-t13236.html
https://www.englishexperts.com.br/forum/were-x-was-qual-a-diferenca-t95.html

The answers will be posted in this topic soon.

Regards and good studies.

Emanuel.
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Avatar do usuário Diego Pikulski 2100 2 5 42
Boa tarde Emanuel.
Segue respostas:

A) Complete the sentences with the plural form of the nouns below:

1) The old Ladies always left the keys near the gates and their money on the kitchen shelves, and the thieves knew all about it.
lady / key / gate / shelf / thief

2) From the roofs the wounded heroes were able to shoot at their enemies.
roof / hero / enemy

3) Their wives picked some big knives, and cut the loaves in halves.
wife / knife / loaf / half

4) The little monkey riding donkey, and the geese on the toy bus brought tears of joy to the childrens at the circus.
monkey / donkey / goose / bus / tear / child / circus


B) Fill in the blanks with was or were, as required:
1) The scientist's thesis were accepted by everybody.

2) The political crises was followed by a bloody revolution.

3) The data was correct, but the analysis were not.

4) Some phenomena of nature was explained by Professor Clarke in his lecture.


C) Some nouns have irregular plural forms. The most important ones are included in the exercise below. Match the two columms:

Singular / Plural
1. child
2. man
3. woman
4. mouse
5. ox
6. sheep
7. gentleman
8. foot
9. tooth
10. goose
11. deer
12. louse

(10) geese
(5) oxen
(7) gentlemen
(1) children
(2) men
(11) deer
(4) mice
(3) women
(6) sheep
(12) lice
(8) feet
(9) teeth


Corrija-me quando der.
Abraços.
Avatar do usuário Telma Regina 22725 9 58 570
Diego, here are the corrections:

Part A
1 - correct
2 - correct
3 - correct
4 - monkeys / donkeys / buses or busses / children / circuses

Part B
1 - thesis was (thesis - singular, theses - plural)
2 - crises were (crisis - singular, crises - plural)
3 - * data were - (but 'data' can also be treated as a singular word)
analysis was (analysis - singular, analyses - plural)
4 - phenomena were (phenomenon - singular, phenomena - plural)

Part C
All correct.

* Data - "Traditionalists among our readers bemoan our permissiveness in allowing “data” to be used as plural or singular, rather than insisting on the plural. (Actually, it’s clearer to distinguish between its use as a “count” noun, requiring a plural verb, and as a “mass” noun, with a singular verb.)"
Read more about the word "data" here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... ge58.shtml
A) Complete the sentences with the plural form of the nouns below:

1) The old ______ladies_____________ always left the _____keys_________ near the _______gates___________ and their money on the kitchen _____shelves______________, and the _______thieves_____________ knew all about it.
lady / key / gate / shelf / thief

2) From the_____roofs________ the wounded _______heroes____________ were able to shoot at their ________enemies_____________.
roof / hero / enemy

3) Their ______wifes___________ picked some big _______knifes___________, and cut the _______halves_________ in ________________.
wife / knife / loaf / half

4) The little _______monkeys__________ riding _______donkeys__________, and the ______gooses______________ on the toy _____buses___________ brought _______tears______________ of joy to the __________children__________ at the _______circuses______________.
monkey / donkey / goose / bus / tear / child / circus
Avatar do usuário Cinnamon 15275 14 41 345
Hi there Raíssa:

Just correcting sth
goose - plural geese ;)
similar: tooth / teeth
foot / feet

But not always (not a rule), see
moose / moose (the same singular and plural)

Cheers!
:mrgreen: