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THE PLURAL OF NOUNS

When it comes to the plural of nouns, the situation is once again quite similar to English, i.e. in most cases a final 's' is added at the end of the noun to make it plural. Although there are very few exceptions to this rule in English (child/children, mouse/mice etc. to name a couple), there are many more in French.

The most common exceptions are:

  • Nouns ending in -s, -x and -z: no changes; e.g. un choix/ des choix (choices)
  • Nouns ending in -eau, -au and most ending in -eu: add-x; un feu/des feux (fires)
  • Nouns ending in -al change to -aux; e.g. un journal/des journaux