In the middle of writing and can’t figure out the plural form of ‘roof’? We’ve got you covered. We’ll discuss that and how to correctly use it in a sentence, plus more.
The plural form of ‘roof’ is ‘roofs.’ It’s never grammatical to use ‘rooves.’
The word ‘roof’ is not one of those tricky words to pluralize in the English language because it’s as easy as adding an ‘s’ like with these words:
It doesn’t follow the standard plural rules for words that end in ‘f’ or ‘fe,’ as these words do:
With words like this, the rule is that with words that end in ‘f’ or ‘fe,’ you drop the ‘f’ or ‘fe’ and add an ‘iv,’ plus the ‘es’ you’d add to most nouns to make them plural.
The standard rule, as we touched on briefly, is to add an ‘s’ or ‘es’ to a word to make it plural. But many words in the English language don’t follow this rule.
For example, some words must be pluralized with an ‘I.’ Take a look at a few examples:
Some people might be tempted to pluralize the word ‘roof,’ using ‘rooves’ because of the rule. But that’s actually incorrect.
As stated above, the plural form of the word is ‘roofs,’ not ‘rooves.’ It’s never okay to use ‘rooves.’ However, in another form, it’s okay to use ‘roof’s.’ But we’ll talk more about that in the singular and plural possessive forms section.
Now that we’ve covered how to pluralize the word and its definition let’s learn how to use both forms properly in a sentence.
Take a look at an example of how to use it in a sentence:
To get the singular possessive form of ‘roof,’ you’d use ‘roof’s.’ The plural possessive form of the word is ‘roofs.’
Take a look at examples of how to use the singular possessive form in a sentence:
Check out examples of how to use the plural possessive form in a sentence:
Remember, it’s never okay to use ‘rooves’ to pluralize the word ‘roof.’ ‘Roof’ is the correct plural form of the word.
To pluralize it, remember that it follows rules similar to words like wife, knife, and calf.
If you’re ever struggling with confusing words or plurals, check out our library of confusing words.
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