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Please do ds1's homework for me - irregular plural nouns.

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marthamoo Fri 28-Jan-05 15:29:56

Ds1's weekend homework is to write 10 sentences using irregular plural nouns. Apart from mouse and mice all the ones I can think of off the top of my head are ones like larva, larvae; antenna, antennae, bacterium, bacteria; pupa, pupae. Now I'm scratching my head and coming up with house, hice.....

We can do the sentences - but rather than search on google I thought MNers might like the chance to exercise those little grey cells! Ds1 and I thank you in advance

Btw, ds1 will be reading this so no rude ones please!

hoxtonchick Fri 28-Jan-05 15:30:55

err, is man & men too obvious?

Gem13 Fri 28-Jan-05 15:31:53

Sheep
Louse

franke Fri 28-Jan-05 15:32:31

goose geese

Beansmum Fri 28-Jan-05 15:32:34

knife, potato, cactus, wife

Gem13 Fri 28-Jan-05 15:32:42

Radius

franke Fri 28-Jan-05 15:33:10

knife knives

marthamoo Fri 28-Jan-05 15:35:09

That's ten. Ds1 is very impressed at the power of MN! Thanks muchly.

Beansmum Fri 28-Jan-05 15:35:49

half, loaf, person

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 15:35:59

Di Dice

tarantula Fri 28-Jan-05 15:38:13

child children

Beansmum Fri 28-Jan-05 15:40:44

oh, I didn't put the plurals in, I'm sure you can work it out!

Gem13 Fri 28-Jan-05 15:42:23

Neither did I but then it is his homework

marthamoo Fri 28-Jan-05 15:49:40

Don't worry, - I'll only give him the singular nouns, he can work the rest out himself

LIZS Fri 28-Jan-05 15:51:48

ditch , witch, pitch
tomato
foot

PrettyCandles Fri 28-Jan-05 15:53:31

axis
stadium
datum
medium
focus

LIZS Fri 28-Jan-05 16:05:56

pansy, daisy
box, fox
deer

LIZS Fri 28-Jan-05 16:07:00

pottery
factory
dictionary
library

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Fri 28-Jan-05 16:10:06

family
baby

charleypops Fri 28-Jan-05 16:11:24

can I but in and quickly ask about "roof", I'm sure I was taught the plural was "rooves" but always read "roofs" in the yellow pages etc.

Am I stupid?

Sorry for butting in, I've been dying to know for years

x

charleypops Fri 28-Jan-05 16:11:42

Butt in

marthamoo Fri 28-Jan-05 16:13:25

It's roofs. But I don't know why!

WigWamBam Fri 28-Jan-05 16:15:31

Roofs. According to my dictionaries, anyway.

WigWamBam Fri 28-Jan-05 16:21:09

agenda/agendum
appendix/appendices
index/indices
ox/oxen
leaf/leaves

iota Fri 28-Jan-05 16:25:47

hoof and hooves

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