The plural of valley is valleys.
A valley is a low-lying area of land between mountains or hills, often with a river flowing through it. It is characterized by its concave shape and is a common geographical feature found across the world.
The word "valley" is a singular noun. It represents a single geographic feature—an individual low-lying landform. When we refer to a singular valley, we use the word "valley" without any changes.
When it comes to nouns ending in a vowel followed by "-y," such as "valley," the correct way to form the plural is by simply adding an "-s" at the end.
In this case, the plural form of "valley" is "valleys." This follows the general rule of adding "-s" to indicate multiple instances of a noun. Other words following this rule include attorneys and valleys.
The plural form of "valley" is a countable noun. It represents a specific number of valleys. We can quantify and enumerate the individual valleys when using the plural form. Each valley is distinct and separate. For example, we can say:
"I visited three valleys during my trip."
In this sentence, we are referring to three specific valleys, and each one is countable.
There is no specific collective noun to denote a group of valleys. However, one can use phrases like "cluster of valleys," "range of valleys," or "collection of valleys" to describe multiple valleys collectively.
These phrases emphasize the collective nature of the valleys without providing a single-word collective noun.
Example sentences - Singular:
Example sentences - Plural:
The graph shows the occurances of the plural of valley in written English since 1800 using Google's Ngram Viewer.