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    Talking Plural Forms

    Can someone correct for me the following plural forms, thank you very much for your advice.

    Donkey - Donkeys
    Tomato - Tomatoes
    Photo - Photos
    Mango - Mangoes
    Chairman - Chairmen
    Life- Lifes
    Parent - Parents
    Museum - Museums
    Story - Stories
    Antenna - Antennas
    Octipus - Octopusies
    Daughter-in-law - Daughters-in-law
    Index - Index
    Theory - Theories
    Smith - The Smiths
    Curriculum - Cirruculums
    Mouthful - Mouthfuls
    Pendelum -Pendelums

    The plural form rules I know are the following:

    Words ending with "o" and which are nouns that can be eaten take the "oes"
    example: tomato = tomatoes

    Words ending with "o" and which are nouns that cant be eaten take the "os"
    example: piano - pianos

    Words ending with "y" take the "ies"
    example: baby = babies

    Words ending with "ss", "sh", "ch", "z" & "x", take the "es"
    example: miss = misses
    push - pushes

    Are there other important rules that I can learn so I wont doubt the plural exercise anymore , thank alots

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    Donkey - Donkeys
    Tomato - Tomatoes
    Photo - Photos
    Mango - Mangoes
    Chairman - Chairmen
    Life- Lifes Lives
    Parent - Parents
    Museum - Museums
    Story - Stories
    Antenna - Antennas in zoology it's Antennae
    Octipus - Octopusies Octopuses or Octopi both are correct
    Daughter-in-law - Daughters-in-law
    Index - Index Indexes or (rarely) Indices
    Theory - Theories
    Smith - The Smiths
    Curriculum - Cirruculums curricula or curriculums
    Mouthful - Mouthfuls
    Pendelum -Pendelums Pendulums

    By the way, if any of your English-speaking friends is interested in the history of Malta, I recommend this book: Great Siege: Malta 1565
    By Ernle Bradford
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    Wordsworth Editions Ltd; ISBN: 1840222069
    Last edited by mykwyner; 28-Aug-2007 at 23:17. Reason: Added information

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    Thank you for the help mykwyner, is there a good site from where I can get some notes on plural forms please? I tried to browse but haven't found one good yet

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    Try here:

    Plural Noun Forms

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    Thanks a bunch mykwyner it is indeed a very site

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