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Plurals: Spelling Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Plurals: Spelling Review Study Guide

PRACTICE LAP 1

Write the plural form of each of the following words.

  1. child           _____
  2. tomato        _____
  3. lunch          _____
  4. wolf           _____
  5. ankle          _____
  6. pantry        _____
  7. medium      _____
  8. knife           _____
  9. sweater       _____
  10. parenthesis  _____

PRACTICE LAP 2

Before we get to the list of strange rules and total exceptions, let's see how well you can use some of the rules we've learned so far. Choose the correct spelling of the italicized word in each of the following sentences.

  1. I helped my little sister build a fort out of cardboard (boxes/boxs).
  2. These (earmuves/earmuffs) may look silly, but they really keep my ears warm!
  3. We visited two different film (studios/studioes) on our vacation to Hollywood.
  4. Norman's grandfather earned his (richs/riches) through many years of hard work.
  5. "Be very quiet," Aladdin said. "There are (thieves/thiefs) in the cave."
  6. Henry's (daughters-in-law/daughter-in-laws) are both less than 35 years old.
  7. "Close the (hatches/hatchs)!" shouted the submarine commander.
  8. I wasn't sure how to choose from the selection of (modems/modemes) at the electronics store.
  9. Six kids went home with (rashs/rashes) before they discovered that the woods behind the school were filled with poison oak.
  10. The (navies/navys) of the allied countries are stationed in the same port.

PRACTICE LAP 3

Use your knowledge of the pluralizing rules to find the plurals of the following words.

  1. tributary       _____
  2. stimulus       _____
  3. politician      _____
  4. ovum           _____
  5. buffalo         _____
  6. paralysis      _____
  7. loaf             _____
  8. umbrella      _____
  9. index           _____
  10. vertebra       _____

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

The following boxes feature jumbled-up words from the Chapter 7 word list. Write the unscrambled words in the empty boxes. Then unscramble the circled letters to find the answer to each riddle.

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What gets bigger the more you take from it?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What has two hands but can't clap?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What can you break by saying its name?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands?

GAME TIME: SPELLING JUMBLE

Chapter 7 Word List

      ankle
      boxes
      buffaloes
      children
      earmuffs
      gateways
      gulfs
      hatches
      indices
      knives
      loaves
      lunches
      media
      modems
      navies
      ova
      pantries
      paralyses
      parentheses
      politicians
      rashes
      riches
      stepbrothers
      stimuli
      studios
      sweaters
      thieves
      tomatoes
      umbrellas
      vertebrae
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