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Study the word list: Adding -es to nouns and verbs

The suffix -es is used after words ending in s(s), ch, sh and z(z), and when y is replaced by i. Letters and Sounds, Phase Six.

Word list: Adding -es to nouns and verbs

buses British English spelling but is sometimes accepted as American spelling Our village has only three buses a day.
passes The train passes our house every hour.
benches There were wooden benches to sit on.
catches John catches the train to work.
rushes She rushes to be first in line for lunch.
buzzes My alarm clock buzzes very loudly.
babies Babies are dependent on their mothers for food.

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