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Singular and plural

One and Many for Class 1 English

A noun can be singular or plural depending on the quantity or amount it is referring to. The concept one and many is also called as singular noun and plural nouns. In this learning, students will be taught how to change sentences from singular to plural by adding ‘s’.

This learning concept will help students to learn about:

  • Definition of singular noun and plural noun
  • List of singular and plural nouns
  • Exceptions while changing word forms from singular to plural.

Each concept is explained to class 1 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the one and many worksheets for class 1 and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.

Definition

  • A noun can be one in quantity or more than one.
  • A noun that shows only one person, animal, place, or thing is called singular.
one and many for class 1

Examples:

No Types words
1. Person singular noun examples
2. Place singular noun examples
3. Animal singular noun examples
4. Thing singular noun examples

Plural Noun Definition

A noun that shows many persons, animals, places, or things is called a plural noun.

plural nouns examples

Examples:

No Types words
1. Person plural noun examples
2. Place plural noun examples
3. Animal plural noun examples
4. Thing plural noun examples

The Rule for Making One Noun into Many Nouns:

  • When the nouns show many persons, animals, places, or things, we added ‘s’ at the end of the word.
  • Usually, two or more number of nouns shows a change in spelling. You will find the quantity of the noun mentioned in the sentence. For example: two apples, eight spoons, etc.

Examples:

If the noun refers to many objects, then we add ‘s’ at the end of the singular noun.If the noun refers to many objects, then we add ‘s’ at the end of the singular noun.

singular noun rules
singular noun rules

Exception:

  • There are few nouns that can be used both as singular and plural noun.
  • Don’t add ‘s’ at the end of these words to make them plural noun.
  • For example: News, fish, sheep, aircraft, etc.

Examples:

1. There are so many fish in the lake.

They caught two huge fishes

2. I have heard a news about you.

We got some good newses for you.

 one and may exceptions
one and many chart
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