Add -es to words ending in -ch, -s, -sh, -x, -z to form a plural: wash/washes, box/boxes, match/matches, glass/glasses

*There's one exception to this rule. If the -ch ending is pronounced with a 'k' then add -s (stomach/stomachs)

We also add - es to: potato - potatoes, tomato - tomatoes, do - does, go - goes

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1. She watches TV every Wednesday.

2. He's a kitchen porter and washes dishes and polishes glasses.

3.This suit matches my shoes.

4. There are some new London buses which are so big they carry hundreds of people.

5. Could you please start putting these things in those boxes?

6. She has quite a few businesses in England and India.

7 He likes potatoes especially chips.

8. She goes shopping every day but at weekends she doesn't, she relaxes.
9. He does his shopping in the evening when it's quiet.

10. She usually finishes work at eight o'clock at night.