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Study the word list: Plurals ending in -ies

In English, when we want to indicate that there is more than one of something, we often change the spelling of the word by adding -ies to the end. This is a common way to form plurals for words that end in a consonant followed by y.

Watch out for words that end in a vowel followed by y. In these cases, simply add an s to form the plural.

Spelling tip: If you are unsure whether to use -ies or simply -s, see if the word ends with a consonant followed by y. If it does, use -ies to create the plural. If it ends with a vowel followed by y, use -s. For example, story becomes stories, but play becomes plays.

Ponies Rosie loves to ride ponies.
Ladies The ladies were wearing funny hats.
Babies Babies like to drink milk.
Lorries The lorries were very noisy as they went past the house.
Fairies Fairies can do magic.
Berries The children picked berries and nuts.
Spies The spies were on a secret mission.
Cities Plymouth is just one of the cities in the United Kingdom.
Bullies There are no bullies at my school.
Parties I love parties because they make me joyful.
Families Our families are very important.
Dictionaries There are several dictionaries in the school library.

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Ponies
Ladies
Babies
Lorries
Fairies
Berries
Spies
Cities
Bullies
Parties
Families
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