Plural nouns

Can anyone explain the ways singular nouns change forms at the end and why? I feel like an explanation of why they change the way they do would be helpful for me.


May 16, 2020


Hi Kate,

I don’t think there’s an answer to your ‘why’ but maybe you are looking for a rule to follow, rather than a reason?

Such things develop over millennia and there’s no way to answer ‘why’ any more than there’s an answer to - why do we pluralise nouns in English by adding an ‘s’!

My suggestion would be to review the lessons where the -ean and other plural endings begin and simply write them down beside the singular form.

The patterns will soon make more sense and become more familiar...

Good luck :)

This might help (from Akerbeltz) Plurals shmurals and how to predict them

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