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Adding s and es to words (plural of nouns and the third person singular of verbs) If the ending sounds like /s/ or /z/, it is spelt as s. If the ending sounds like / z/ and forms an extra syllable or beat in the word, it is spelt as es.

cats Stray cats are often very thin.
dogs Some dogs live outside in a kennel.
spends A baby spends nine months in the womb.
rocks You need strong footwear to walk over rocks.
thanks Please convey my thanks to your boss.
catches The cricketer got the other player out with one of his superb catches.

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