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Nouns

Types:

  • Proper Noun : Name of specific person, place or thing.
  • Common Noun : Name of common things like boys, chair, girls etc.
  • Collective Noun : Collection of some persons or things and represented as a singular noun. Ex: class , army , herd , flight etc.
  • Abstract Noun : Whom we cannot touch like happiness, sadness etc.
  • Materialistic Noun: From whom something is comprised of known as materialistic Noun.

Further classifications are:

Rule No: 1.

Uncountable Nouns

  • There are some rules which are uncountable nouns.
  • We cannot measure uncountable nouns. like ' Informations' wrong phrase.
  • We always use singular verb with uncountable nouns. Plural of these words does not exist.

Some examples of uncountable nouns are:

Hair

Scenery

Information

Mischief

Stuff

Advice

Poetry

Evidence

Luggage

Jewellery

Furniture

Bread

Wood

Wages

Money

Machinery

Crockery

Cash

Help

Clothing


Examples:

  • Children are prone to making mischiefs if they have nothing to do.[Correct: mischief]
  • I saw beautiful sceneries in painting exhibition.[Correct: scenery]
  • I ate three breads today.[Correct: bread or three slices of bread]
  • She gave two jeweleries.[Correct: jewellery or a piece of jewellery]

Rule No: 2

There are some nouns which seem to be plural but are singular.

Mathematics

Statistics       SomeDiseases:

Mesals

Mums

Physics

Physics

Shingles

Rickets

Robotics

Civics

Diabetes

 

Mechanics

Billiards

 

 


News
Summons***
Innings
Series

Examples:

  • News is coming on tv.
  • The morale of the army was high the news coming from the front were very encouraging.
  • 1st innings is going on.[Correct: Inning]
  • A 5 match series is being played between India and Australia in Melbourne.

Rule No: 3

There are some nouns which to be singular but exists in plural so use plural verb with it.

Children                Infantry
Polity                     Police
Gentry                   Cattle
Brethren                People

Examples:

  • There was no Gentry in function.[Correct: were]
  • Police has been deployed all over the route.[Correct: have]

Gentry : Group of Gentlemen
Infantry(Troop):Collection of soldiers

Rule No: 4

There are some nouns which exists both in singular and plural form. Nature of verb depends upon sense of sentence and noun.

Words:

  • Team
  • Committee
  • Audience
  • Jury
  • House

Examples:

Our team is the best team.
Our team are trying their new dresses today.
A committee is formed for the welfare of society.
A committee were appointed for the welfare of society.

Rule No: 5

There are some nouns which is to be plural , they also exist in form but cannot be converted into singular form.

Note: Always use singular verb with them untill they specified numerial.

scissors

trousers

jeans

pants,

shorts

spectacles

socks

remains

scales

pliers

binoculars

pincers

pajamas

tights

tweezers

thanks

contents

congratulations

earnings

wages

savings


Examples:

A pair of spectacles have be bought by me.[Correct: has]
He read the letter and made aware of its contents.[Correct: content]
All the evidences were against and he was held guilty.[Correct: evidence, was]

Numerical Adjective Noun Case

When in a sentence there is a numerical adjective with a noun, we cannot use the plural of that noun if after there is another noun.

Examples:

Incorrect : He is a twenty years old boy. [In this sentence we cannot use 's' with 'year' because after years there is a another noun 'boy']

Correct: He is a twenty year old boy.

  • The boy is twenty years old.
  • Twenty kms are a long distance.[Correct: is]
  • He walked twenty kms.
  • Twenty kms walk is a long distance.[Correct; km]
  • The five members deligation will call on the president.

Noun - Preposition - Noun Case

Preposition: in, on, at, of, for, after, before, into, with, by, between, among,....etc

Examples:

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Rows upon Rows of pink marbles are to the eyes.[Correct: Row upon Row, is]

Use of Apostrophe 's' : ('s)

The Ram House of ram = Ram's house

Rule 1

1. Never use apostrophe with non- living like wood, table, chair etc.

2. We can use (" 's ") with nouns which not come in the category of living and non-living.

Ex:

  • America's Problems
  • Nature's law
  • A meter's length
  • A Kg's sugar

Examples:

  • Ram and sham's house
  • I visited John's and Mary's house twice but found the couple absent. [Correct: John and Mary's]
  • His wife's secretary's mother has died.

In this sentence the structure of sentence is not correct.

Correct: Mother of his wife's secretary has died.

Rule:2

Two apostrophe cannot come together in a single sentence.

Rule: 3

We can use ";" only with the words which are ended with 's'.

Ex: ‘Kalidas' work

He was late and entered the female compartment in hurry. [Correct: Women's or ladies']

We reached the fare and found that there was no place to stand.[Correct: room]

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