NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Remembering Spelling Rules, Continued
Most nouns that end in -o and refer
piano = pianos
to music form plurals by adding -s.
soprano = sopranos
piccolo = piccolos
solo = solos
Some nouns have irregular plurals.
child = children
goose = geese
woman = women
mouse = mice
Compound nouns (more than one
word) form plurals by making the
main word plural.
Compound nouns ending in -ful
form plurals by adding an -s to the
end of the word.
Foreign words sometimes form
alumnus (man) = alumni (men)
their foreign language plurals.
alumna (woman) = alumnae (women)
analysis = analyses
Some nouns are the same in the
singular and plural form.
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