Plural of Moose
The Quick AnswerThe plural of moose is moose.
The Plural of MooseThe plural of moose is moose.
- Unlike most other deer species, moose are solitary animals and do not form herds.
- Moose are excellent swimmers and are known to wade into water to eat aquatic plants.
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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|| mango
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
| mangoes or mangos
|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|| geese
|More exceptions|| salmon
|some nouns do not change at all|| salmon
Why Is There Confusion over the Plural of Moose?Moose is the only way to make the noun moose plural.
Confusion arises because moose remains unchanged in its plural form. Unfortunately, there is no clever way of knowing which nouns follow which rules. You have to know.