Do you remember learning the English spelling of plurals? It was easy, right? All you had to do was to add a ‘s’ or ‘es’ to the noun, for example, orange – oranges, watch – watches.
How about all those irregular plurals, though? As always as soon as you learned a set of rules, the English Language would hit you with a list of exceptions to that set! How annoying was that!
In this infographic from Grammar.net examples of and the reason for some of the irregular plurals are shown in a fun and concise way.
[Infographic provided by Grammar.net]
Here are some further examples for each category that I thought I’d share with you.
Latin and Greek Origins
Stadium, stadia (although ‘stadiums’ is more commonly used now)
Gold, silver, etc.
-en and vowel swaps
English is a hotchpotch of exceptions and words that love to break the rules. Can you think of other words that are rule-breakers?
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