by Adam Van Sudry17 May 2020
Singular and Plural Nouns in Context
A singular noun is one person, place, thing, or idea. Example: one igloo
A plural noun is more than one person, place, thing, or idea. Example: several igloos
• Read the following text:
The Winds of Neuschwanstein
¬The winds of Neuschwanstein was chilly on the spring days of 2015. We drove through all the Bavaria land from Munich to get this unique place. The temperature raised after the cold winter and snow melted to fill the Schwan Lake. ¬Eden and I wore jackets, hats, scarves, and light boots on our feet for the hiking that we planned to do. Before our trip, many locals told us about the unique attraction of the whistle of the spirits as if they were singing. We started to walk into the Fossen valley. We walked on the narrow path for an hour. Suddenly, Eden noticed there are strawberries in the deep forest, and she called me to come back and make a camp. While she was collecting berries to made us strawberry jam, I was looking for branches. She made us a fresh strawberry jam in a pot. We enjoyed eating the sweet jam with the fresh bread that we bought earlier at the small local bakery. At the end of the delicious meal, we were too exhausted to continue with our hike. As we were sitting down, we heard the winds sing like they are in a classical music concert. It was beautiful.
Exercise A: Choose the singular or plural noun that best completes the sentence.
1. ¬The winds of Neuschwanstein was cool on the spring (day/ days) of 2015.
2. We drove through all the Bavaria land from Munich to get this unique (place/places).
3. ¬Eden and I wore (jacket/jackets), (hat/ hats), (scarf/ scarves), and light (boot/boots) on our (foot/feet) for the hiking that we planned to do.
4. Before our (trip/trips) many (local/locals) told us about the special attraction about the whistle of the spirits as if they were singing.
5. she made us a fresh strawberry jam in (pot, pots).
6. While she was collecting (strawberry/strawberries) to make us strawberry jam I was looking for (branch/branches).
7. we heard the (wind/winds) sing like they are in a classical music concert. It was beautiful.
Exercise B: Put the singular and plural nouns from exercise A in the chart below
Singular Translation Plural Translation
Exercise C: Write a paragraph about a winter day. Use at least three singular nouns and three plural nouns.