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Adding Suffixes to Base Words (-s, -es) — Let’s Practice!

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Today we are practicing adding suffixes to base words (-s, -es) with Goopaw! This video contains examples to help you further practice and grow confident in this area.

Transcript Adding Suffixes to Base Words (-s, -es) — Let’s Practice!

Goopaw says get ready to practice adding suffixes to base words. Remember, -s and -es suffixes change words from singular to plural! Add the correct suffix to the word boy. Boy ends with a vowel then a y so add -s to make the plural boys. Let's look at another word. Add the correct suffix to the word box. Box ends with an x so add -es to make the plural boxes. Let's look at the next word. Add the correct suffix to the word silo. Silo ends with an o so add an -s to make the plural silos. Let's look at another word. Add the correct suffix to the word knife. Knife ends with -fe so replace the -fe with a v, and add -es to make the plural knives. Here is the next word. Add the correct suffix to the word potato. Potato ends with an o but is an exception word to the suffix -s rule, so add -es instead to make the plural potatoes. Let's look at the final word! Add the correct suffix to the word buttery. Butterfly ends with a consonant then y so replace the y with an i, then add -es to make the plural butterflies. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

Adding Suffixes to Base Words (-s, -es) — Let’s Practice! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Adding Suffixes to Base Words (-s, -es) — Let’s Practice! .
  • Identify which suffixes make a noun plural.

    Hints

    What letter would you add if you want to make the word "boy" plural?

    What letter(s) would you add if you want to make the word "box" plural?

    Solution

    Most nouns can be made plural by adding the suffix -s or -es.

  • Find the words that use the -es suffix when changed to plural.

    Hints

    Try saying each word out loud in its singular and plural forms.
    I have one bus, I have two ________.

    Some irregular nouns use -es.

    Words that end in s usually use the suffix -es to become plural.

    Solution

    Words that end in ch, s, and x usually use the suffix -es to become plural.
    The words above that will use -es to become plural are: church, tomato, bus, and ax.

  • Write the plural of each singular noun.

    Hints

    When a word ends with -fe, the f changes to a v and the suffix -es is added.

    When a word ends with a consonant and the letter -y, it takes the suffix -ies to become plural.

    Solution

    To make tree plural, add the suffix -s.
    To make lunch plural, add the suffix -es.
    To make spy plural, change the y to i and add the suffix -es.
    To make life plural, change the f to v and add the suffix -es.

  • Complete the story by adding the correct suffixes.

    Hints

    When a word ends in a vowel, add the suffix -s to make it plural.

    Words that end in ch, s, and x usually use the suffix -es to become plural.

    Solution

    This summer, I was riding my bike when something terrible happened! I was riding along when all of a sudden, both of my wheels fell off! My friends jumped off their bikes and ran over. My laughs helped everyone feel less worried.

    Luckily, I was not hurt too badly, but both of my hands were scraped. My friends took my arms and helped me up. We walked back home together. My dad gave will bring my broken bike to his friend who fixes broken bikes. My dad gave us all lemonade and let us play video games for the rest of the day!

  • Create plural nouns by adding the correct suffix.

    Hints

    For nouns that end in -ly use the suffix -ies when making the noun plural.

    For nouns that end in -x use the suffix -es when making the noun plural.

    Solution
    1. Foxes uses the suffix -es because fox ends with an x.
    2. The f at the end of elf becomes a v and the suffix -es makes the word plural.
    3. Presents uses the suffix -s to become plural because it is a regular noun.
    4. The y at the end of firefly becomes an i and the suffix -es is added to make the word plural.
  • Determine which suffix will make the singular nouns plural.

    Hints

    When a singular noun ends in -y, change the -y to -ies to make it plural.

    Some irregular nouns need the suffix -es to become plural. Are there any irregular nouns in Goopaw's story?

    Solution

    The correct versions of the plural nouns are seen here.