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 NOUNS

WHAT IS NOUN?

AS WE KNOW, A WORD IS USED TO KNOW THE SPECIFIC NAME OF SOME PERSON, PEOPLE, PLACES, ANIMALS AND THINGS. ANYTHING THAT HAS NAME CALLED NOUN. ANYTHING THAT UESD TO REPRESENT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING WITH THE HELP OF THEIR SPECIFIC NAME. 

IN SHORT, NOUN MEANS NAMING WORD.

FOR EXAMPLE MONDAY, MUMBAI, GUJARAT, GIRL, ROSE, CHANDNI CHOWK, ETC.


WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF NOUNS?

DIFFERENT TYPES OF NOUNS ARE USED FOR DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. 

  • COMMON NOUNS
  • PROPER NOUNS
  • COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
  • MATERIAL NOUNS
  • COLLECTIVE NOUNS

LET US LEARN IN DETAIL ABOUT ALL TYPES OF NOUNS

  • COMMON NOUNS

WHAT ARE COMMON NOUNS?

NOUNS THAT ARE THE NAMES OF GENERAL THINGS ARE KNOWN AS COMMON NOUNS. IT IS THE WORD FOR A PERSON, PLACE, OR THING. IT CAN BE SPOT BY ASKING QUESTION WHAT IS IT?

FOR EXAMPLE WHAT IS IT? 

IT IS A FLOWER, IT IS A BOY, DAY, CITY, AND SO ON.

  • PROPER NOUNS

WHAT ARE PROPER NOUNS?

NOUNS THAT ARE THE NAMES OF PARTICULAR THINGS ARE KNOWN AS PROPER NOUNS. 

 IT IS THE GIVEN NAME OF A PERSON, PLACE, OR THING.

 IT IS LIKELY TO BE PERSONAL NAME OR TITLE. 

THEY BEGIN WITH A CAPITAL LETTER.

IT CAN BE SPOT BY ASKING QUESTION WHAT'S ITS NAME?

FOR EXAMPLE WHAT IS YOUR NAME? MY NAME IS KRISHNA. IT IS LOTUS, MONDAY, HYDERABAD, LALIT, AND SO ON. 


LET'S LEARN SOME PROPER NOUN BY ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION?

1. WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK?

A. SUNDAY.

2. WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR TEACHER?

A. SHEELA MAM

3. WHICH COUNTRY WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?

A. SWITZER LAND.


 ABOVE ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERS PARTICULAR NAME OF PERSON, PLACE, OR THINGS. 

A NOUN CAN BE COUNTABLE OR UNCOUNTABLE.

  • COUNTABLE NOUNS 

WHAT ARE COUNTABLE NOUNS?


COUNTABLE NOUNS ARE THINGS YOU CAN COUNT.

A NOUN THAT NAMES PEOPLE OR THINGS THAT CAN BE COUNTED IS KNOWN AS A COUNTABLE NOUN.

 THEY CAN BE SINGULAR OR PLURAL. 

FOR EXAMPLE, WE CAN SAY 2 EGGS, 3 BOOKS, 4 PENS AND SO ON BECAUSE EGGS, BOOKS AND PENS CAN BE COUNTED.

BUT CAN WE SAY 2 MILK, 3 SAND, OR 4 AIR? 

NO, BECAUSE MILK, SAND AND AIR CANNOT BE COUNTED.
NOUNS

  • UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

WHAT ARE UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS?

A NOUN THAT NAMES THINGS THAT CANNOT BE COUNTED IS KNOWN AS UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS.

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS ARE THINGS YOU CANNOT COUNT.

THEY HAVE ONLY ONE FORM.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE CAN'T SAY THAT HOW MANY HONESTY YOU HAVE? OR GIVE ME 2 BUTTER. IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO COUNT HONESTY AND BUTTER OR MILK, KEROSENE, COFFEE, WATER OF RIVER ETC.

NOUNS


SOME AND ANY ARE USED BEFORE PLURAL COUNTABLE NOUNS OR UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS. FOR EXAMPLE-

  • MAY I HAVE SOME COLOURED PENCILS? SORRY, I HAVEN'T ANY COLOURED PENCILS BUT I DO HAVE SOME CRAYONS. DO YOU NEED SOME PAPER?
  • PLEASE COME TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH US. WE WON'T HAVE ANY FUN WITHOUT YOU.

WE USE A, AN, MANY, A FEW, LOTS OF, SOME OR ANY WITH COUNTABLE NOUNS. WE USE A LITTLE, SOME, ANY, MUCH, PLENTY OF OR A LOT OF WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS.

MANY AND A FEW ARE USED BEFORE PLURAL COUNTABLE NOUNS. FOR EXAMPLE -

  • THERE WERE MANY SHOPPERS IN THE SUPERMARKET. A FEW LADIES WERE STANDING AND WAITING TO PAY THEIR BILLS.
  • THERE WERE MANY CHILDREN IN THE PARK. A FEW GIRLS WERE SITTING ON THE SWINGS.

MUCH AND A LITTLE ARE USED BEFORE UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS. FOR EXAMPLE -  

  • THERE WAS TOO MUCH FOOD ON THE TABLE. I COULD ONLY EAT A LITTLE RICE AND SOME CURRY AS I WAS NOT HUNGRY.
  • HOW MUCH MILK AND SUGAR DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR TEA? I HAVE A LITTLE MILK AND A TEASPOON OF SUGAR IN MY TEA.

  • MATERIAL NOUNS

WHAT ARE MATERIAL NOUNS?

MATERIAL NOUN IS USED TO NAME ( NON-LIVING) THINGS LIKE MATERIAL, SUBSTANCE, OR INGREDIENT FOR MAKING THINGS.

NON-LIVING THINGS LIKE MATERIAL, SUBSTANCE, OR INGREDIENT ALSO HAVE NAME.

MATERIAL NOUN IS A NAME OF SUBSTANCE OR MATERIALS FROM WHICH THINGS ARE MADE. 

WE CANNOT COUNT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE FORMS OF LIQUID, SEMI-LIQUID OR SOLID.

MATERIAL NOUNS ARE ALMOST MATERIALS LIKE CLOTH, AIR, METAL, GOLD, SALT, IRON, STEEL, COAL, ALLUMINIUM, GEM, DIAMOND, GLASS, FIBRE, SOAP, PERFUME, CHEMICAL, ETC. SOMETIMES WE CANNOT MAKE THE PLURAL OF MATERIAL NOUN.

FOR EXAMPLE -

  • PLEASE USE THIS KEY.
  • PAINT THE DOOR PROPERLY.

  • COLLECTIVE NOUNS

WHAT ARE COLLECTIVE NOUNS?

THE NAME GIVEN TO A COLLECTION OF PERSONS OR THINGS TAKEN AS ONE UNIT IS CALLED A COLLECTIVE NOUN.

SOMETIMES A NOUN NAMES A COLLECTION OF PERSONS OR THINGS TAKEN AS ONE UNIT.

NOUNS

FOR EXAMPLE - 

  • THE OLD MAN CANNOT PICK UP THE BUNDLE OF STICKS.
  • THERE IS A CLUMP OF TREES.

HERE A BUNDLE MEANS A COLLECTION OF STICKS TIED TOGETHER.

A CLUMP MEANS MANY TREES STANDING CLOSE TOGETHER AT ONE PLACE.

SOME COLLECTIVE NOUNS ARE GIVEN BELOW:

  • A LITTER OF PUPS
  • A TEAM OF OXEN
  • A HERD OF CATTLE
  • A BUNCH OF KEYS
  • A PAIR OF SCISSORS
  • A CLASS OF STUDENTS
  • A BEVY OF GIRLS
  • A POSSE OF POLICEMEN
  • A FLIGHT OF BIRDS
  • A SWARM OF BEES
  • A FLIGHT OF STEPS
  • A WARDROBE OF CLOTHES
  • A PACK OF WOLVES
  • A GANG OF ROBBERS
  • A BUNCH OF GRAPES
  • A FLOCK OF SHEEP
  • A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS
  • A HEAP OF STONES
  • A CROWD OF PEOPLE
  • A SQUADRON OF AIRCRAFT
  • A BAND OF MUSICIANS
  • AN ARMY OF SOLDIERS
  • A SHOAL OF FISH
  • A BROOD OF CHICKS
  • A GALAXY OF STARS
  • A QUIVER OF ARROWS

THERE ARE SOME EXCERSICE FOR PROPER LEARNING ABOUT NOUN.

INDENTIFY THE COMMON NOUN AND PROPER NOUN IN THE FOLLOWING:
THE ZOOKEEPER HAS A VERY BUSY SCHEDULE.
ROHIT WENT TO THE LIBRARY IN SUMMER VACATION.
MY DAD LOVES BHRATNATYAM.
NEW DELHI IS A VERY BIG CITY.
MY GRANDMA LIVES IN A FARMHOUSE.
TULIKA IS STUDYING TO BE A METEOROLOGIST.

FROM THE ABOVE SENTENCES SORT THE FOLLOWING



COMPLETE THE PASSAGE WITH THE GIVEN NOUNS



WRITE PROPER NOUNS IN CAPITAL LETTERS

1. booby rabbit fell in the bush
A. Booby Rabbit fell in the bush.

2. their cottage is on patel marg.
A. Their Cottage is on Patel Marg.

3. king harsha was loved by all his subjects.
A. King Harsha was loved by all his subjects.

4. as a child, i studied at don bosco's.
A. As a child,I studied at Don Bosco's.

5.our family went to juhu beach.
A. Our family went to Juhu beach.

6.mumtaz mahal was his favourite queen.
A. Mumtaz Mahal was his favourite queen.

SORT COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS


FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE HELP OF UN COUNTABLE NOUNS.



CHOOSE CORRECT WORD FROM THE GIVEN BOX TO CHANGE THE UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS INTO COUNTABLE NOUNS:


FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH 'MANY' OR A' FEW' OR 'MUCH' OR 'LITTLE'.


FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH SOME, ANY, A, MANY, A FEW, LOTS OF, MUCH, A LITTLE, A LOT OF :


MATCH THE FOLLOWING THINGS WITH THE MATERIALS THEY ARE MADE OF:(MATERIAL NOUNS)


MATCH THE FOLLOWING COOLECTIVE NOUNS 



IEO QUESTIONS : A


IEO QUESTIONS : B READ THE ANALOGIES (COMPARISONS)AND MARK THE MOST SUITABLE ANSWER BASED ON THEM


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