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Which is correct?

What is the plural of "goose"?

What is the plural of "stitch"?

What is the plural of "sofa"?

Which is correct?

What is the plural of "life"?

Which is correct?

What is the plural of "woman"?


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Thank you Rebecca. Very clean, very helpful.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

    Thanks! All the best!

    Friday, August 14th 2015

    Yes, its true.Thank you.

    Sunday, August 16th 2015

Many thanks Rebecca. Waiting for your new resources ;) Always useful for studying when there´s no internet connection!

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

    Hi Knopfler.
    Are you waiting for the resource?
    Now, you can try to hover your cursor on “more “, under ” Rebecca ” column, which is also under the video. Then, you will see it on the Rebecca page. Bye. :)

    Thursday, August 6th 2015

      Many thanks Chloe Lee!!!I think yesterday night it wasn´t uploaded.
      By the way, in the section “Resources”, I have already downloaded all the lessons. However, there are two (one of Alex and the other from Emma) that there´s no possibility to download. Do you know why?? I think it is useful to have them in paper so that you can carry the sheets of paper everywhere and take a look.
      Thanks again Chloe and enjoy your English as I do!!;)

      Thursday, August 6th 2015

        My pleasure. I understood that you went directly to the section ” resources “, and contrastably, I went to there by a tortuous path. hahaha…
        Great work! You will succeed through your hard work. Good luck! Okay, bye for now.

        Thursday, August 6th 2015

          Chloe and Knopfler – Glad you both found the resources! By the way, I love Mark Knopfler’s music too! Especially that song, “Our Shangri-la”!
          All the best to both of you.

          Friday, August 14th 2015

          Yes, you are completely righ. It is a masterpiece.
          By the way, do you recommend English students to learn English through the songs??For me, it is a good way to remember vocabulary, and also to get used to the English sound. In my case, I know all the lyrics by Knopfler and Dire Straits, and he speaks really clearly in English as you do ;)

          Saturday, August 15th 2015

          Yes, Knopfler86, I think learning English through music is an excellent idea because it’s enjoyable, relaxing and effective. Also, scientifically we activate both the left and right sides of our brain while listening to music with lyrics and so learning becomes much easier. However, like movies, some songs use a lot of slang, so you have to be able to differentiate between what’s right and wrong! You can use music to improve your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and singing ability! Have fun!

          Sunday, September 27th 2015

Very nice lesson prof. Rebecca. H

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Hi, Rebecca! Very useful lesson! Thank you. Greetings from Brazil! Júlio César.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.it’s a wonderful lesson.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thanks for your class

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thanks Rebecca!!
This is new for me!!

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Interesting lesson! Thank you, Rebecca :)

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

thank you Rebecca

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

… Honestly, It is the first time that I have just learnt the spelling of plural nouns as:
fish >> fish, deer >> deer, basis >> bases
stimulus >> stimuli, medium >> media
and, oasis >> oases….
Thus, I think I should learn them by heart, especially the exceptions of plural nouns for mastering my English spelling.
Woooff, I forgot to say a important news that I just got ” The resource of the spelling of plural nouns.
Thank you, prof. Rebecca for this interesting lesson and your resource ” cheat sheet “.
All the best! :-)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Glad to know the lesson and resource were helpful to you. All the best!

    Friday, August 14th 2015

      Dear Rebecca.
      You are very nice.
      Thanks for your feed back, my teacher. :)
      Chloe.

      Saturday, August 15th 2015

Thanks a lot!

Thursday, August 6th 2015

I thought this quiz was a piece of cake for me, but I got 88. Because I didn’t know goose becomes geese. Yes, I’ve learned this now and thanks to it I’ll never forget geese. Also I’ll download the cheat sheet in order to get myself more improved with plural forms.
Thank you Rebecca.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    I like your attitude to learning and I’m sure you will go far. All the best to you.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

I love that exceptions because it can be quite confusing sometimes.I learn a lot with your every new video Rebecca.Many thanks for this one too.I like all your VIDEOS ;-)I found one more plural while learning :)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Thank you, it’s very helpful :)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

thank you dear Rebecca

Thursday, August 6th 2015

There are always exceptions to the rule, for example:
1) photo -> photos (not photoes)
2) roof -> roofs (not rooves)

Also, one can easily get confused by the differences between the spelling and the pronunciation (a few that comes to mind):
1) words ending in -ph (f sound) add an -s (graph -> graphs)
2) cough (f sound) -> coughs
3) cafe -> cafes
4) coffee -> coffees

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Interesting explanation, Mauro.

    Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Thanks Mauro

    Thursday, August 6th 2015

    some words like:
    dwarf; hoof;scarf; wharf can have plural in either -fs or -ves
    Some word like:
    Chief; cliff; roof ( ending in -ief; ,-of) have plural in -S
    some words ending in -ics (politics; statistics=uncountable) can have plural use: politics is a complicated business but what are your politicis

    Thursday, August 6th 2015

    handkerchief also has two plural forms :)

    Monday, August 10th 2015

Great lesson Rebecca, thank you…

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Thank you very much Rebecca, Your Lesson is very useful and clearly! Thank, Over and over again.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Thank you for your kind words, Alessandro. So glad you found the lesson helpful. I wish you the best.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thank you Mam , its needy lesson………….

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Hi everybody, guys who can write an essay about “express your remorse for buying a product”? actually I have no idea about it & I must do it for my English teacher, if you can, help me, please.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Thanks for this very useful lesson, Rebecca.

I wish that would exist several Rebeccas like you. I am not mocking with this subject, as someone could think. You are a very didactic, focused, well-hearted and, as far as I can perceive, very experienced teacher. You and James are the first ones in this so important English teaching channel, according to the lessons history.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    You are too kind. Thank you very much. Each teacher reaches us in a different way and with a different style. I wish you all the best.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thank you Rebecca!!!!

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Hi Rebecca! I do love your lessons, I really appreciate your work!

Here’s another animal which is “irregular”:
ox – oxen :-) Thanks!!

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Thanks for your input. My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Hello Rebecca!
My brain is gaining muscle with new vocabulary.
I hope not explode… hahaha

Thursday, August 6th 2015

    Your brain expands every time you learn something new- without exploding! Amazing, huh? All the best!

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

THANKS MS. REBECCA. U n ur way to teach, both r fabulous
:)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Good lesson .thank you

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Thanks Rebecca
Very useful

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Dear prof Rebecca,
I knew if the nouns ending in a single -Z have a plural in -zzes
( quiz=quizzes; fez=fezzes)
I did you test and I wrote WALTZZES but it was wrong. Could you tell me why? maybe before Z there a consonant? maybe it is Germany word
Thank you kindly. H

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Dear Rebecca,

It’s really very helpful for us and very easy to understand.

Regars,
Chetan Sagar.

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Hello dear Rebecca!
I confess that I get better with your teaching. and I also want to know if finance is a verb, person noun or activity noun?
and another issue> all verbs after proposition there must be in ing form but to?
My best regards

Friday, August 7th 2015

    “Finance” can be used as a verb or a noun. The person noun is financier. Thanks for your feedback and all the best!

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thanks a lot, I need keep practice.

Friday, August 7th 2015

Hello again
I apology for my mistake, where I wrote proposition is preposition

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you very very much teacher.

Friday, August 7th 2015

Very nice! Thanks a lot, Rebeca! Bless your heart!

Friday, August 7th 2015

i got 100% in the quiz it was easy

Friday, August 7th 2015

thanks a lot, It is very helpful

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you very much!

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you so much Mrs Rebecca. You are the best. God bless you.

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you very much! It was very interesting!

Saturday, August 8th 2015

thank you Rebecca

Saturday, August 8th 2015

thks Rebecca

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Thanks a lot, i’ll keep on practicing.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Thanks a lot for more focus and explanation about this topic.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Hi rebecca,my name is mahmoud 35,im from iran,what was made me to leave comment is that what is the different between past perfect and past perfect continuous?in other word,when could we use?
Thank you alot

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Thank you Rebecca, however I’m confuse ” studio”. It is ending with “o” vowel and why not add “es”.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

    The word “studio” ends with a vowel and then “o”. In this case it ends with an “i” and “o” , just like the word “radio”. So the plural is studios.

    You add “es” if the word ends with a consonant and “o”, such as potato, which becomes potatoes. All the best!

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thanks!! It was a really good lesson.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

An easy but always useful lesson.
Thank you Rebecca :)

Monday, August 10th 2015

Thanks

Monday, August 10th 2015

thanks,

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Rebecca, what is the plural of VOLCANO? This confuses me a lot.

Thank you for the lesson! ;)

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

    In this case, both are used: volcanos and volcanoes!
    All the best, Renata.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Love it and ‘thank you!

Thursday, August 13th 2015

NICE ONE IT IS

Thursday, August 13th 2015

thanks

Monday, August 17th 2015

I LOVE THE WAY YOU EXPLAIN YOUR LESSONS, THANKS A LOT.

Monday, August 17th 2015

    Thanks and all the best to you.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

شكرا جزيلا

Monday, August 17th 2015

I only got 6 out of 8. but its ok.
I will practice more offend. then I will make sure than next time I will perfect.
Thank you very much Teacher Rebecca.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Many thanks Mrs, Rebecca ^_^

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

thank’s. . good job.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

Thank you so much,Rebecca. This lesson is short and very clear. I love it.

Friday, August 21st 2015

    Thanks for your feedback. All the best, Ben.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thanks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

you are a good teacher and thaks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

thank you miss Rebecca

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

thanks a lot

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

amazing lesson

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

thanks ! pretty good , and you’re right practice make perfect.

Monday, August 24th 2015

thanks a lot i got 10 out of 10 great…

Monday, August 24th 2015

Thanks!! This is also a good recall!

Monday, August 24th 2015

Dear Teacher Rebecca,
I am Haal, female student, would like to ask you a question please. Even though it is not related to “how to spell” lesson.
My question is: Could you please explain to me the uses of “in to” and “into” words?…. How, Where and When can I use them?
I hope to get answer for my question soon.
Do you have other way to contact you personally, such as email? Please if you have, let me know because I have so many English Language questions would like to find answers to them.

Finally, I really like your way of teaching. You have great and very helpful lessons.

Have a wonderful time

Thanks
Haal

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

    “Into” is a preposition that refers to motion and direction. For example: We walked into the room.

    “In” and “to” are also prepositions that are often used alone and sometimes end up next to each other. For example: He walked in to see the bride in her wedding gown. Hope this helps. All the best.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

it is
great

Sunday, August 30th 2015

thanks for your helpful lesson!)

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Dear Rebecca, thanks to you, my english skill are increased.
Yours Sincerely.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

    Glad to hear it; thank you. All the best!

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Rectification: thanks to you, my English skills are increased.
Yours Sincerely.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Thanks for u lessons , these all iare very useful .

Saturday, September 5th 2015

good lessons, nice ways to learn. thanks

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Thank you Rebecca. Very clean, very helpful.

Friday, September 11th 2015

Hello mam ! can u tell what is the error in this sentence..
I have been adoring her for the voice with which she is gated.

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Rebeca, you are a nice teacher, simply fantastic because I always got maximum grade in your lessons. Congratulation!!!

Saturday, September 12th 2015

    Learning is a partnership, so clearly you are a super student! My best wishes to you.

    Sunday, September 27th 2015

Thanks Rebecca. How useful lesson it is. I scored 100 marks.

Sunday, September 13th 2015

Thank you teacher

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Thank You

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you! It’s really simple explanation.

Monday, September 21st 2015

Dear Rebecca, thank you very much, amazing classes..

Friday, October 2nd 2015

thank you :)

Thursday, October 15th 2015

Thank you so much, Rebecca)

Sunday, November 8th 2015

lesson was awesome

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Thank you very much for this interesting lesson.

Thursday, February 4th 2016

thanks alot

Sunday, February 7th 2016

‘lives’ okaaay, I’ll remember

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Hello, Rebecca! Thank you for your lessons.
What rule must we use for words: bottle, sofa…?
Why do we add only -s?

Monday, February 29th 2016

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for teaching me all of these things.
Yesterday I had a veeeeeeeeerrrrrrrry important test (writing test) for the district performans test so I studied on enVid so I can improve my gramemer, spelling, and more ways to write.

~ Daniel Huynh

PS. THANK YOU!!!! :D

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

P.S THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

P.S I past the test!!!!!!!!!!!
100%

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Many thanks, dear Rebecca!

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

I used to get confuse on many plurals until this video. Now i have no longer any problems with plurals. Many Many thanks Rebecca for the video…

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you Rebecca for this lesson as well as for another ones!
May I ask you about certain plural words those make me confused, and paticularly I’m confused how to pronunciate (spelling is clear) following plural words:
myth-myths (is plural form pronunciation “mits?);
death-deaths;
mouth-mouths;
month-months.
So how to pronunciate these plural words in a correct way? I think not only me who perplexed of the question
Thank you for respond in advance!

Monday, March 7th 2016

Rebecca, in your cheat sheet you present the noun “news” as the one that has not got singular form and is used only in plural as long as scissors? Is that a typo?

Thursday, March 17th 2016

Thank you so much
It was useful for my daughter too

Thursday, June 16th 2016

Rebeca – Thank you!

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

8/8 thank you Rebecca.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

:D 8/8 I got all correct with first try.
Thank you Rebecca. You are great!

Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Thanks. Rebecca I love you bisou

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Thank you, Rebecca.

Sunday, September 25th 2016
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