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  • Chapter 7. Number and Gender (Cont'd...)

    Gender

    7.1 Number (cont'd...)

    Table 7.9 Plural for noun ends with ‘f’/‘fe’ just after vowel.

    Singular Plural Singular Plural
    cliff cliffs staff staffs
    belief beliefs safe safes
    fife fifes bluff bluffs
    chaff chaffs cuff cuffs
    chef chefs handcuff handcuffs
    wharf wharfs(wharves) strife strifes
    grief griefs relief reliefs
    roof roofs proof proofs
    scarf scarfs(scarves) handkerchief handkerchiefs
    tariff tariffs turf turfs(turves)
    puff puffs dwarf dwarfs
    chief chiefs reef reefs
    Table 7.10 Irregular form of plurals.

    Singular Plural Singular Plural
    man men woman women
    ox oxen child children
    cow kine brother brethren(where no relation)
    louse lice foot feet
    tooth teeth goose geese

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