#EngClass: Final -s / -es

​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.

E.g. 

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.

E.g. 

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.

E.g.

Sing –> sings.

Song –> songs.
Final -es is added to words that end in -sh, -ch, -s, -z, and -x.

E.g. 

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.

E.g.

Toy –> toys.

Buy –> buys.

2. If -y is preceded by a consonan, the -y is changed to -i and -es is added.

E.g.

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.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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