The Noun

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THE NOUN

The definition of a noun is a word that is used to define a person, animal or living object, place or quality. There are many different kinds of nouns in English. PROPER NOUNS – nouns that refer to a specific name of a person, corporation, company, product such as Mr. David Green, Microsoft , IBM. COMMON NOUNS – general nouns such as cat, hand, clock etc. COUNTABLE NOUNS – nouns that can be counted, such as car- cars, child – children etc. UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS – nouns that can’ t be counted, such as water, air, fire etc. COLLECTIVE NOUNS – nouns that refer to a group of things or people such as family , police, worker’s union etc. CONCRETE NOUNS – a noun that is a physical object, something that can be touched, seen, such as an animal, table, computer etc. ABSTRACT NOUNS – is not a physical object, it can’t be touched physically.There are ideas and feelings such as intelligence, love, hate etc.

COUNTABLE NOUNS

RULES FOR USING SINGULAR COUNTABLE NOUNS

1. A determiner must be used before noun.
2. The article “ a “ or “an” can be used.
3. Only the number one can be used to state the amount.
4. Possessive adjectives can be used such as : my, his, our. 5. Quantifiers can’t be used.
6. A demonstrative adjective can be used such as this, those.

RULES FOR USING PLURAL COUNTABLE NOUNS

1.A determiner is optional before noun.
2.The articles “a” or “an” can’t be used.
3.Any number bigger then two can be used to state the amount. 4. Possessive adjectives can be used such as : my, his, our. 5. Quantifiers can be used, such as some, any, many, a lot etc. 6.A demonstrative adjective can be used such as this, those.

UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Uncountable nouns are nouns that can not be represented in the singular form or the plural form, such as water, coffee, tea.It...
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