Plural of Woman
The Quick AnswerThe plural of woman is women.
The Plural of WomanThe plural of woman is women.
- Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. (Groucho Marx)
- No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it's only a question of degree. (W C Fields)
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The Standard Rules for Forming the PluralsThe table below shows the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
|Type||Example of Type||Forming the Plural||Plural|
|Most Nouns|| cat
|add s|| cats
|Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z|| bus
|add es|| buses
|Nouns ending [consonant] o|| womango
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
| womangoes or womangos
|Nouns ending [vowel] o|| patio
|add s|| patios
|Nouns ending [consonant] y|| story
|change the y to an i and add es|| stories
|Nouns ending [vowel] y|| storey ()
|add s|| storeys
|Nouns ending f or fe|| dwarf
|ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
|some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change||
|More exceptions|| salmon
|some nouns do not change at all|| salmon