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Grammar Lesson: Singular and Plural Nouns and Pronouns

By — John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Updated on Dec 10, 2010

A singular noun or pronoun is a word that refers to one person, place, thing, or idea.

  • Singular nouns include car, desk, pool, friend, computer, video, geography, and poetry.
  • Singular pronouns include he, she, it, I, me, mine, my, his, and her.

A plural noun or pronoun refers to more than one person, place, thing, or idea.

  • Plural nouns include women, bottles, games, crafts, cylinders, and instruments.
  • Plural pronouns include they, them, we, our, ours, their, theirs, themselves, and us.

Activity

Write the letter S for singular or P for plural on the line next to each word.

  1. fan
  2. their
  3. ourselves
  4. licenses
  5. herself
  6. swimmer
  7. it
  8. bats
  9. graveyard
  10. few
  11. lights
  12. families
  13. I
  14. muscles
  15. gasoline
  16. myself
  17. them
  18. its
  19. we
  20. slide

Answers

  1. S
  2. P
  3. P
  4. P
  5. S
  6. S
  7. S
  8. P
  9. S
  10. P
  11. P
  12. P
  13. S
  14. P
  15. S
  16. S
  17. P
  18. S
  19. P
  20. S
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