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Study the word list: -ves plurals

If a noun ends in a consonant or a single vowel plus f or fe, the plural is sometimes formed by swapping the f or fe with ves.

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calves
Young elephants are called calves.
elves
The elves sat in a circle on toadstools. *
halves
Both halves of the game were exciting.
knives
Fishermen's knives need to be very sharp.
lives
The lives of refugees can be hard.
loaves
I baked six loaves yesterday.
scarves
We bought mum two scarves for Mother's Day. *
shelves
We need four new shelves for the books.
thieves
All my disks were taken by the thieves.
wives
King Henry VIII had six wives.

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