Plurals of Words Ending in 'y'

    These follow a fairly simple pattern which is easy to follow as long as you remember
    the difference between a vowel and a consonant.
    (Vowels are 'a', 'e', 'i', 'o' and 'u'. All the other letters are consonants)

    If the word has a consonant before the final 'y' then the plural ends with 'ies':
    Singular
    bully
    pony
    canary
    spy

    becomes
    becomes
    becomes
    becomes
    Plural
    bullies
    ponies
    canaries
    spies

    If the word has a vowel before the final y then you just add an 's':
    Singular
    day
    delay
    survey
    toy

    becomes
    becomes
    becomes
    becomes
    Plural
    days
    delays
    surveys
    toys

    Now fill in the missing words in the following grid:
    Singular Plural Singular Plural
    donkey

    dictionary

    colony

    fairy

    essay

    Sunday

    story

    similarity

    berry

    artery


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