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noun grammar rules

noun grammar rules

       Nouns which are used in the singular form

  I.       Scenery, information, furniture, advice, machinery, stationery, news, poetry, business, mischief, fuel, issue, repair, bedding.
e.g. The Scenery of this place is worth seeing.

II.      Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Classics, Ethics, Athletics, innings, gallows.
E.g. Economics is a very interesting subject.

III.   Brick, bread, fruit, word (as ‘promise’)
E.g. let me buy some fruit.

IV. Words like dozen, score, hundred, thousand, million when preceded by a numeral.
E.g. He bought ten dozen oranges.

V.  Expressions as a ten-rupee note, a two-hour journey, a four-mile walk, a five- year plan, a six-rupee note are lying there.
E.g. A ten-rupee note is lying there.

       Nouns used only in the plural form
       Nouns used both as singular and plural in the same form
i.        Dear, sheep, fish, apparatus, wages.
E.g. The wages of sin is death.
The wages of the workers have been raised.
I saw a sheep grazing in the field.
Sheep are sold cheaper than the goat.
ii.     Collective nouns as the jury, public, team, audience, committee, government, audience, the congregation, orchestra.
E.g. The team is looking quite fit.
The team has not turned up yet.
       Use of Collective Nouns
·         Crowd of people
·         Herd of cattle/cows
·         Team of players
·         Flight of birds
·         Bouquet of flowers
·         Shoal/school of fish
·         Bundle of sticks
·         Army of soldiers
·         Flock of sheep
·         Crew of sailors
·         Swarm of bees
·         Garland of beads
·         Gang of thieves
·         Library of books
·         Mob of angry people
·         Fleet of ships/cruisers
·         Pack of wolves
·         Pack of cards
·         Loaf of bread
·         Heap of  corn
·         Stock of grain
·         Class of pupils
·         Bunch of grapes
·         Herd of lions
·         Pile of books
·         Horde of nomads
·         Block of flats
·         File of papers

       One of or any of is followed by plural words.
E.g.  I want one of the books kept on the table.

Any of these tools may serve the purpose.

       Plural nouns are used with fractions and decimals over 1.
E.g. It took us one and a half hours.






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