Plurals of Singular Nouns Ending in y

When finished try the Plurals of Singular Nouns Ending in y Quiz.

If a singular noun ends in y and is preceded by a consonant, the y is changed to i and es is added.

  • butterfly – y + i + es = butterflies

1 butterfly

2 butterflies

butterfly animation image

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  • If a singular noun ends in y and is preceded by a vowel, the letter s is simply added with no other changes made.
  • monkey + s = monkeys

1 monkey

2 monkeys

animated monkey swinging

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Activity:

Make a list of as many animals as you can that end in y and write the singular and plural of those nouns. Be sure to follow the rules above.

 

 

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