The plural of tooth is teeth.
➡️ Every two weeks, sharks grow a new set of teeth to replace the worn ones.
➡️I told my dentist that my teeth were getting yellow.
There are some words that cannot be made plural by adding S to the end but they can be made plural by changing their form.
Example – Tooth becomes teeth, foot becomes feet, mouse becomes mice. etc.
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A few rules of plural formation
There are many rules for plural nouns in English. Below are some standard rules and examples of plural formation.
|Type||Examples||Forming the plural||Plural|
|Most noun||☑️ Ball|
|Add S||✅ Balls|
|Noun ending s, sh, ch, x or z||☑️ Box |
|Add es||✅ Boxes|
|Nouns ending if, ief, eef, oof or rf||☑️ Belief|
|Add S ||✅ Beliefs|
✅ Chiefs ✅ Hoofs
|Exception||☑️ Foot ☑️ Tooth |
|Some nouns have to be plural by changing the vowel in the middle||✅ Feet|
|Noun ending O and If there is a consonant before o||☑️ Canto|
|Add S||✅ Cantos|
|Singular Noun ending Y and If there is a consonant before Y||☑️ Baby |
|y is to be replaced by i and es at the end||✅ Babies |
|Singular Noun ending Y and If there is a vowel before Y||☑️ Day |
|Add S||✅ Days |
|Singular noun ending F or Fe||☑️ Calf |
|F or Fe is to be replaced by V and es at the end||✅ Calves|
Why the confusion with the plural of tooth?
There is some difference in the plural structure of the tooth because its plural is not formed by adding S but by changing its inner vowel. There are no specific rules for remembering them. These have to be memorized.
So friends stayed until today. I will come to you soon with another article. She’ll be fine until then. Thanks.
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