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Singular and Plural Nouns

Nouns can be classified as singular or plural. A noun that specifies one person or thing is singular.

For example: boy, child, bird, tree, pen, potato.

Consider the following sentence:

The bird flew through the window and out the door before returning to its nest.

In the above sentence, “bird”, “window”, “door”, and “nest” are all singular nouns.


A noun that specifies more than one person or thing is plural.

For example: boys, children, birds, trees, pens, potatoes.

Consider the following sentence:

The sea lions swam away to the caves before the sharks could get to them.

In the above sentence, “sea lions”, “caves”, and “sharks” are all plural nouns.


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