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Irregular Plurals:

a man – men

a woman – women

a child – children

a foot – feet

a tooth – teeth

a goose – geese

a mouse – mice

a louse – lice

ox – oxen

a fish – fish

a sheep – sheep

a fruit – fruit

a deer - deer

datum – data

addendum – addenda

erratum – errata

memorandum – memoranda

phenomenon – phenomena

basis – bases

crisis - crises

also: a person two people/some people/many people

1. Write the plural:

flower - flowers man - men

woman umbrella address person boat sheep family language tooth holiday watch leaf sandwich country child city knife foot mouse pen trip office wall clock week dress day bus woman factory visitor fox language place shelf ship play party man key child.

2. Change the following nouns to the plural and transform the sentences:

1. Put the box on the shelf. 2. This is an English dictionary. 3. This story is very long. 4. The speech was very interesting. 5. A copy of the contract was sent to Saint-Petersburg. 6. This factory has a good laboratory. 7. Women and children were in the street. 8. I have the keys to these boxes. 9. This house has three windows. 10. There are five letters on his desk. 5. He had some visitors.

3. Paraphrase the following using the possessive case:

1. the wife of the teacher

2. the ball of the boy

3. a dress of a lady

4. the watch of my friend Peter

5. the opinion of a student

6. the library of my father

7. the sister of his wife

8. the question of the teacher

9. the coat of the boy

10. the exercise-book of the student

11. the social work of the students

12. the club of the workers

13. the rights of women

14. the house of my parents

15. the attention of the children

16. the distance of ten miles

17. the work of three days

18. the novels of H.Wells

4. Put in is or are:

  1. ...... the shop open? 6 Where ........ my camera? 11 Who ....... those men?

  2. ...... the shops open? 7 Where ........ my glasses? 12 Who ........ that woman?

  3. My hands ........ cold. 8 Where ........ the children? 13 Who ........ those people?

  4. My nose ........ cold. 9 Your coat ........ dirty. 14 Mice ........ small animals.

  5. My feet ........ cold. 10 Your jeans ........ dirty. 15 Where ........ the scissors?

5. Some of these sentences are right and some are wrong. Correct the sentences that are wrong. Write 'okay' if the sentence is right.

  1. She's a very nice person. okay

  2. I need a new jeans. I need a new pair of jeans / I need some new jeans

  3. I've got two brother and four sister……………………………………………...

  4. It's a lovely park with a lot of beautiful tree……………………………………..

  5. There are a lot of sheep in that field………………………………………………

  6. Do you make many mistake when you speak English?.............................................

  7. She's married and she has three childs……………………………………………….

  8. Most of my friend are students……………………………………………………….

  9. He put on his pyjama and went to bed……………………………………………….

10 We went fishing but we didn't catch many fish………………………………………

11 There were three persons in the car, two women and a man…………………….

  1. I like your trouser. Where did you get it?.....................................................................

  2. The town centre is usually full of tourist……………………………………………..

  3. This scissor isn't very sharp…………………………………………………………..

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