Plurals Extension Project: 2016

Objective:

Create a custom blocks that asks the user for a singular spelling of a word and says ‘The plural version of that word is [plural].’ for two seconds.

Note: For some of the special cases below you will need to replace the last TWO letters of the word.

In addition to the special cases included in the “Plurals, Continued” activity, you should also program in the following special cases below.

UM –> A

ON -> A

IS -> ES

A -> AE

US -> i

EX/IX –> ices

Letter o = i

 

Here are some example words to create a test list.

um – a

  • •    One bacterium can multiply into millions.
  • •    one datum
  • •    The Internet is the newest medium.
  • •    Each school should have a curriculum.     •    Bacteria multiply rapidly.
  • •    Use this data for your calculations.
  • •    The media is everywhere.
  • •    Curricula.

on – a

  • •    one criterion
  • •    a natural phenomenon     •    several criteria
  • •    natural phenomena

is – es

  • •    psychological analysis
  • •    the oil crisis
  • •    the basis for the hypothesis     •    financial analyses
  • •    many life crises
  • •    the bases of the hypotheses

a – ae

  • •    the TV antenna
  • •    sea alga     •    TV antennas, insect antennae
  • •    sea algae

us – i

  • •    a circle’s radius
  • •    a fungus
  • •    an alumnus     •    the circles’ radii
  • •    fungi
  • •    alumni

ex/ix – ices

  • •    an index
  • •    The matrix
  • •    appendix     •    Indices, indexes
  • •    matrices
  • •    Book appendices, appendixes in the abdomen
  • – i
  • •    graffito
  • •    concerto
  • •    virtuoso     •    graffiti
  • •    concerti
  • •    virtuosi

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