When to Add -es: Multisensory Monday

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Feb 2016

Plural PlaygroundHi everyone,

It’s time for another edition of  Multisensory Monday Sarah’s Spelling School. When do you need to add -es to make a plural? Most words are made plural by simply adding an -s, but words ending in certain letters require adding -es. This is another rule I didn’t learn until I was teaching!

Do you know which final letters take -es to make the plural?

Adding -es

Add -es to make the plural for words ending in: s, x, z, sh, ch.

(Verbs ending in s, x, z, sh or ch will need to add -es as well!)

Remember the -es makes the sound /iz/.

benches, buses, foxes, fizzes, wishes

Plural Playground

Plural Playground Word Cards

Plural Playground Slide and Swing


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