English – List of 100 Irregular Plural Nouns in English

Standard

Singular: Denotes presence of  a single number of noun

Plural: Denotes presence of more than one number of same things or nouns or matters

We can make Regular plural form simply add ‘s’ suffix with singular. 

Another form of plural is irregular form. Following section describes and sort out some irregular plural 

You’ve got one tomato and I’ve got two tomatos. Right? Wrong! I’ve got two tomatoes!

Although we usually add an -s to a noun to make it plural (one egg, two eggs, etc.), some nouns in English have irregular plural endings. We’ve put together a really useful list in alphabetical order of some common nouns which have irregular plural endings: 

 

Singular:

Plural:

abyss

abysses

alumnus

alumni

analysis

analyses

aquarium

aquaria

arch

arches

atlas

atlases

axe

axes

baby

babies

bacterium

bacteria

batch

batches

beach

beaches

brush

brushes

Bus

 

 

Buses

 

calf

calves

chateau

chateaux

cherry

cherries

child

children

church

churches

circus

circuses

city

cities

cod

cod

copy

copies

crisis

crises

curriculum curricula
Deer Deer
dictionary dictionaries
domino dominoes
dwarf dwarves
echo echoes
elf elves
emphasis emphases
family families
fax faxes
fish fish
flush flushes
fly flies
Foot Feet
fungus fungi
half halves
hero heroes
hippopotamus hippopotami
hoax hoaxes
hoof hooves
index indexes
iris irises
kiss kisses
Knife Knives
Lady ladies
Leaf leaves
Life lives
Loaf loaves
Man men
Mango mangoes
Memorandum memoranda
Mess messes
Moose Moose
Motto mottoes
Mouse mice
Nanny nannies
Neurosis neuroses
Nucleus nuclei
Oasis oases
Octopus octopi
Party parties
Pass passes
Person People
Plateau plateaus
Poppy poppies
Potato potatoes
Quiz quizzes
Reflex reflexes
runner-up runners-up
Scarf scarves
scratch scratches
series series
sheaf sheaves
Sheep Sheep
shelf shelves
son-in-law sons-in-law
species species
splash splashes
spy spies
stitch stitches
story stories
syllabus syllabi
tax taxes
thesis theses
thief thieves
Tomato Tomatoes
tooth teeth
try tries
volcano volcanoes
waltz waltzes
wash washes
watch watches
wharf wharves
wife wives
Woman Women

 

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