Now that your students know all about nouns, double the challenge by making them plural! The rules about plural nouns can be a bit confusing for young readers, especially when it comes to irregular nouns in the English language. Use these plural nouns worksheets to reinforce important grammar skills in elementary school.
Plural Noun Worksheets: Practice Forming Plurals
Making Regular Nouns Plural Worksheet
Plural nouns are words that indicate more than one person, place or thing. They are one of the easier parts of speech to learn; however, plural noun worksheets will help to enhance the study. Introduce elementary school readers to this concept with a helpful singular and plural nouns worksheet.
Making Regular Nouns Plural Practice Questions
Read the following sentences. Change the underlined singular nouns to plural nouns, and edit any other part of the sentence to make it correct.
- The bird flew from the tree to the birdhouse.
- Please put this book in your backpack.
- My brother is going to summer camp.
- Look at the cute little fox!
- What country did you visit?
Making Regular Nouns Plural Printable Worksheet
If you'd like a bit more practice with making regular nouns plural, try out a printable worksheet. It includes the above practice questions and more exercises, plus a helpful answer key on the second page.
Practice Questions Answer Key
How did you do on the regular nouns practice questions? Check your answers here.
- The birds flew from the tree to the birdhouse.
- Please put these books in your backpack.
- My brothers are going to summer camp.
- Look at the cute little foxes!
- What countries did you visit?
Irregular Plural Nouns Challenge Worksheet
Students must learn the different ways to make singular nouns plural (and make plural nouns singular). Since all singular nouns do not follow the same rules for becoming plural, it takes practice to learn how to write the regular and irregular forms of plural nouns. Try out these practice questions and printable pluralization worksheet.
Irregular Plural Nouns Challenge Practice Questions
Read the following sentences. Choose the correct version of the plural noun from the options inside the parentheses.
- Can you ask the (childs/children) to come in for dinner?
- I have a piece of food stuck in my (teeth/tooths).
- Please tell me the story of the three (mouses/mice).
- How many (halves/halfs) make a whole?
- The ground was so hot that I burned my (feet/foots).
Irregular Plural Nouns Challenge Printable Worksheet
Download and print the worksheet below for even more irregular plural noun exercises. It's perfect for homework, classwork or a quick learning assessment.
Practice Questions Answer Key
Did you find the answers to the practice questions? Check how well you did here.
- Can you ask the (
childs/children) to come in for dinner?
- I have a piece of food stuck in my (teeth/
- Please tell me the story of the three (
- How many (halves/
halfs) make a whole?
- The ground was so hot that I burned my (feet/
Plural Noun or Proper Noun Worksheet
Virtually any type of noun can have a plural form, unless of course, there is only one of the item in question. For example, there is only one New York City, so while "New York Cities" would be grammatically correct as the plural, no reason would ever exist to use that phrase with a proper noun. Try out an upper elementary worksheet to work on this idea and other plural noun skills.
Plural Noun or Proper Noun Practice Paragraph
Read the following paragraph. Decide if the nouns are common or proper, and then determine whether they should be plural or not.
Becky is the pitcher on her softball team. She is friend with the other player on the team. Olivia, the catcher, lives on Mockingbird Lane, which is our street. The shortstop, Mikayla, lives around the corner. Becky, Olivia and Mikayla practice pitching and catching ball after school. They want to beat the other team in the Southwest Soccer League and win at least two trophy this year.
Plural Noun or Proper Noun Printable Worksheet
If the practice paragraph was challenging, try out a full printable worksheet version. It's a great way to check how well students are understanding these complex concepts.
Plural Noun or Proper Noun Answer Key
Was the practice paragraph challenging, or could you figure it out right away? Check on your progress below. The underlined words are proper, and the bolded words are common. Common nouns that should be plural are noted with a new ending in parentheses.
Becky is the pitcher on her softball team. She is friend(s) with the other player(s) on the team. Olivia, the catcher, lives on Mockingbird Lane, which is our street. The shortstop, Mikayla, lives around the corner. Becky, Olivia and Mikayla practice pitching and catching ball(s) after school. They want to beat the other team(s) in the Southwest Soccer League and win at least two troph(ies) this year.
Keep the Plural Practice Going
Having a wide range of worksheet options for plural nouns is helpful because students could be given sheets based on their unique interests. For example, a student who is interested in sports would benefit from a worksheet on sports plurals. For more noun practice, try out these collective noun worksheets in the classroom.