Nouns are words you use
to talk about people, places, and things.
This is a book.
This is a singular noun. That means that
it stands for one of something.
And these are books.
This is a plural noun. That means that
it stands for more than one of
English usually forms
the plural by adding an "s" to the singular
noun. Sometimes, though, the plural looks
like a completely different word:
|This is a child. (singular)
|And these are children. (plural)
|There is a man. (singular)
|There are some men. (plural)
There arenít that many words
in English that form the plural this way.
Itís much more common to form the plural
by adding "s."
Here are some more examples
of English nouns: