Plural nouns are words used to indicate that there is more than one person, animal, place, thing, or idea. Here, we take a look at singular and plural nouns, providing both singular nouns examples and plural noun examples to help you recognize plural nouns when you see them.
The difference between singular and plural nouns is easy to spot. When a noun indicates one only, it is a singular noun. When a noun indicates more than one, it is plural.
Singular Noun Examples
- The boy had a baseball in his hand.
- My horse prefers to wear an English saddle.
- That cat never seems to tire of jumping in and out of the box.
- You stole my idea and didn’t give me any credit.
- Your mother is going to be upset about that broken lamp.
Plural Noun Examples
- The boys were throwing baseballs back and forth between bases.
- Our horses are much happier wearing lightweight English saddles.
- Those cats never seem to tire of chasing one another in and out of those boxes.
- You stole my ideas and didn’t give me any credit.
- It’s not too difficult to grow trees as long as you provide them with plenty of water.