Singular And Plural Trivia

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1.

What's the plural of "child"?

Answer: Children
Explanation:
The plural of "child" is "children" because it follows the regular pluralization rule in English where the ending "-en" is added to the singular form. This is a common irregular plural in English and is used to refer to multiple individuals who are young or not yet adults. The options "Childs," "Childrens," and "Childes" are incorrect because they do not follow the correct pluralization rule for the word "child."
2.

What's the plural of "sheep"?

Answer: Sheep
Explanation:
The plural of "sheep" is "sheep" because it is an irregular noun that does not change in the plural form. This means that whether you are talking about one sheep or multiple sheep, the word remains the same. Therefore, "sheep" is the correct plural form of "sheep". Some other words that are exceptions like this one are “moose” and “deer.”
3.

What's the plural of "dog"?

Answer: Dogs
Explanation:
The plural of "dog" is "dogs" because when we want to indicate that there is more than one dog, we add an "s" to the end of the word. This is a common rule in English for forming plurals of nouns.
4.

What's the plural of "lady"?

Answer: Ladies
Explanation:
The plural of "lady" is "ladies" because when forming the plural of a noun ending in "-y," the "y" is usually changed to "i" and "es" is added. In this case, the "y" in "lady" is changed to "i" and "es" is added, resulting in "ladies."
5.

What's the plural of "boy"?

Answer: Boys
Explanation:
 The plural of "boy" is "boys". Although some words ending in “y” are changed to “ies”, this is not the case with the word “boy.” Therefore, "boys" is the correct plural form of "boy."
6.

What's the plural of "box"?

Answer: Boxes
Explanation:
The correct plural form of "box" is "boxes". In English, when a noun ends in a consonant, you tend to add “es”. Therefore, "box" becomes "boxes" in the plural form.
7.

What's the plural of "knife"?

Answer: Knives
Explanation:
The plural of "knife" is "knives" because in English, when a noun ends in "f" or "fe," the plural form is usually created by changing the "f" or "fe" to "ves." Therefore, the correct plural form of "knife" is "knives."
8.

What's the plural of "potato"?

Answer: Potatoes
Explanation:
The plural of "potato" is "potatoes" because when forming the plural of a noun ending in a consonant + o, we usually add -es. In this case, the "o" in "potato" is preceded by a consonant, so we add -es to make it plural. Therefore, "potatoes" is the correct plural form of "potato".
9.

What's the plural of "woman"?

Answer: Women
Explanation:
The plural of "woman" is "women". In English, when a word ends in "-man", the plural form is typically formed by changing the "-man" to "-men". However, "woman" is an exception to this rule. The plural form of "woman" is "women". This is because "woman" is derived from the Old English word "wīfmann", where "wīf" meant "female" and "mann" meant "person". Over time, the "-mann" ending was dropped, and "woman" became the singular form while "women" became the plural form.
10.

What's the plural of "mouse"?

Answer: Mice
Explanation:
The plural of "mouse" is "mice." In English, the regular plural form of nouns ending in "s" is formed by changing the "s" to "es." However, "mouse" follows an irregular pattern where the "s" is changed to "i" to form the plural. Therefore, "mice" is the correct plural form of "mouse."
11.

What's the plural of "shop"?

Answer: Shops
Explanation:
The plural of "shop" is "shops" because when forming the plural of most nouns in English, we add an "s" to the end of the word. In this case, "shop" becomes "shops" to indicate more than one shop.
12.

What's the plural of "bush"?

Answer: Bushes
Explanation:
The plural of "bush" is "bushes" because when forming the plural of a noun ending in -sh, we add -es. Therefore, "bushes" is the correct plural form.
13.

What's the plural of "wife"?

Answer: Wives
Explanation:
The plural of "wife" is "wives" because it follows the regular pluralization rule for nouns ending in -fe, where the -fe is changed to -ves.
14.

What's the plural of "book"?

Answer: Books
Explanation:
The plural of "book" is "books" because when we want to indicate that there is more than one book, we add an "s" to the word.
15.

What's the plural of "baby"?

Answer: Babies
Explanation:
The plural of "baby" is "babies" because when forming the plural of nouns ending in -y, the -y is changed to -ie, and the -s is added. Therefore, "babies" is the correct plural form of "baby."
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