Plural of Mouse
The Quick AnswerThe plural of mouse is mice.
The plural of computer mouse is computer mice or computer mouses.
The Plural of MouseThe plural of mouse is mice.
- Domestic mice sold as pets often differ substantially in size from the common house mouse.
- Mice and rats have the same organs in the same places, with the difference of size.
Be aware that the plural of computer mouse can be computer mice or computer mouses, but computer mice is far more popular.
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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||
|More exceptions|| salmon
|some nouns do not change at all|| salmon