Hi fellas, Happy New Year! May love, success, luck, and friendship come knocking at your door.
Today we will learn about final -s or -es.
A final -s or -es is added to a noun to make a noun plural.
Noun: Friend; Noun + -s: Friends.
Noun: Class; Noun + -es: Classes.
A final -s or -es is added to a simple present verb when the subject is a singular noun or third person singular pronoun.
Verb: work; Verb + -s: Jane works at the bank.
Verb: watch; Verb + -es: She watches television.
For most words (whether a verb or a noun), simply a final -s is added to spell the word correctly.
Sing –> sings.
Song –> songs.
Final -es is added to words that end in -sh, -ch, -s, -z, and -x.
Wash –> washes.
Watch –> watches.
Class –> classes.
Buzz –> Buzzes.
Box –> boxes.
For words that end in -y:
1. If -y is preceded by a vowel, only -s is added.
Toy –> toys.
Buy –> buys.
2. If -y is preceded by a consonan, the -y is changed to -i and -es is added.
Baby –> babies.
Cry –> cries.
That’s all for today fellas. I hope you understand how to use final -s / -es in daily conversation.
See you next Sunday.