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a form of the word that indicates that you are talking about more than one person or thing. A plural can be formed by:

  • adding -s, e.g. girl – girls
  • adding -es (if the word ends in an -s or s-sound), e.g. class – classes, fish – fishes
  • changing a final y by adding -ies, e.g. party – parties
  • adding an -s only, if the final y is preceded by a vowel, e.g. day – days    
  • adding an -x to words of French origin ending in -eau, e.g. plateau – plateaux 
  • adding -i to words of Latin origin ending in -us, e.g. syllabus – syllabi