Regular Plurals of Nouns

Most nouns in English have both singular and plural forms, and the plural is usually formed by adding "-s" to the singular. However, there are some plural spellings and forms which are unusual. This page explains the basic ways of forming regular plurals in English.

How to form the plural

Noun ending
Forming the plural
s, x, ch or sh
Add -es
boss - bosses
tax - taxes
bush - bushes
consonant + y
Change y to i
Add -es
fly - flies
try - tries
curry - curries
most others
Add -s
cat - cats
face - faces
day - days