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Singular and Plural Nouns
A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Usually, the first page of a grammar book tells you about nouns. Nouns give names of concrete or abstract things in our lives. As babies learn "mom," "dad," or "milk" as their first word, nouns should be the first topic when you study a foreign language.
For the plural form of most nouns, add s.
bottle – bottles
cup – cups
pencil – pencils
desk – desks
sticker – stickers
window – windows
For nouns that end in ch, x, s, or s sounds, add es.
box – boxes
watch – watches
moss – mosses
bus – buses
For nouns ending in f or fe, change f to v and add es.
wolf – wolves
wife – wives
leaf – leaves
life – lives
Some nouns have different plural forms.
child – children
woman – women
man – men
mouse – mice
goose – geese
Nouns ending in vowels like y or o do not have definite rules.
baby – babies
toy – toys
kidney – kidneys
potato – potatoes
memo – memos
stereo – stereos
A few nouns have the same singular and plural forms.
sheep – sheep
deer – deer
series – series
species – species
Choose the correct form of the noun in each sentence.
1)I have three (child, children).
2)There are five (man, men) and one (woman, women).
3)(Baby, Babies) play with bottles as toys.
4)I put two big (potato, potatoes) in the lunch box.
5)A few men wear (watch, watches).
6)I put a (memo, memos) on the desk.
7)I saw a (mouse, mice) running by.
8)There are few (bus, buses) on the road today.
I'm trying + (verb)
I am trying' informs someone that you are attempting to accomplish something using bodily, mental, or spiritual strength. By adding a verb to 'I'm trying' you are pointing out exactly what it is you are attempting to do.
Here are some examples:
"I'm trying to get a job."
"I'm trying to call my family."
"I'm trying to enjoy my dinner."
"I'm trying to educate myself."
"I'm trying to explain myself."
"I'm trying new food."
"I'm trying to eat healthy."
"I'm trying to understand."
You may also hear the word 'trying' used to express a way someone is feeling. In this manner, it expresses strain or distress.
Here are some examples:
"Learning new things can be trying on you."
"That marathon was very trying on me."
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