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Target group: Form one students Assumption: Students have already learnt parts of speech e.g. nouns & adjectives Aims : (1) Teach students how to identify countable and uncountable nouns (2) and how to change singular countable nouns to plural nouns
Can we count the following nouns? Star Penguin Weightlifting Furniture Click the ones that you think can be counted.
There are two types of nouns!!
Sadness Singing Rain Tea Money
DEFINITION OF COUNTABLE NOUNS refer to people, places, or things that can be counted. can be made plural, usually by adding -s or -es at the end Examples: student---> students flower ---> flowers
DEFINITION OF UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS Are used to describe a quality, action, thing or substance that can be poured or measured do not have a plural form Examples: -sand -happiness
Bread Bird Anger Homework Chair Bee
Love Swimming Paper Butterfly Dog Writing Church Building
How can a noun be changed from singular to plural? 1) Most nouns add -s: Singular e.g. computer Plural computers e.g. clock clocks
2) Nouns ending in -ss, -sh, -ch, and -x add -es:
3) Nouns ending in -o usually add -s:
4) Nouns ending in -y usually change the ending to -ies:
But nouns ending in -ay, -ey, -iy, -oy, or -uy just add s:
5) Nouns ending in -f or -fe usually change the ending to -ves:
6) These nouns change in different ways:
7) A few nouns don’t change at all:
8) Some nouns are always plural:
9) Some nouns seem plural in meaning, but are really singular:
Activity One student says the name of one animal: e.g. One cat. The next student says the name of the first animal, and adds one more animal. e.g. One cat and two dogs. Then, the next student should add one more to the list. e.g. One cat, two dogs and three mice. There are some hints for you.
Hints 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Singular nouns to plural nouns