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Nouns

Nouns

 Noun

  • A noun is referred to as a word which names or defines a place, person, or thing.
  • Some examples are – India, John, class, friend, river, etc.
  • A noun is said to be a part of speech.
  • Nouns have a classification of either Common noun or proper noun.
  • Common noun name in general for places, people, ideas and things.
  • Proper nouns tell about specific places, people, ideas and things.

Common Noun

Proper Noun

President

Narendra Modi

Teacher

Mrs. Williams

Nominalization

  • It basically refers to the usage of a word that is not a noun.
  • Like an adjective, a verb or an adverb used as a noun.
  • These nouns are also called as zombie nouns

From Adjectives to Nouns

  1. Difficulty from difficult
  2. Usability of usage
  3. Applicability from applicable
  4. From adjectives to nouns

From Verbs to Nouns

  1. Confusion from confuse
  2. Movement from move
  3. Failure from fail

noun

 Countable Nouns

  • Countable nouns are those which can be counted.
  • It can be singular like a house, a boy, a cat, etc.
  • It can also be plural like Lots of apples, a few notebooks, etc.
  • With singular countable nouns, we use singular verbs
  • With plural countable nouns we use plural verbs.

Examples –

  1. How many dogs are there in the garden?
  2. Your pen is on the dining table.
  3. How many dishes have you prepared for the party?

Uncountable nouns

  • Uncountable nouns are those which cannot be counted.
  • These nouns are not individual or single objects but singular verbs must be used in conjunction.

Examples-

  1. There is no milk in the bucket.
  2. I have to find information about artificial intelligence.
  3. It seems that you have a high and good level of intelligence

Recap

  • A noun is referred to as a word which names or defines a place, person, or thing.
  • Some examples are – India, John, class, friend, river, etc.
  • A noun is said to be a part of speech.
  • Nouns have a classification of either Common noun or proper noun.
  • Common noun name in general for places, people, ideas and things.
  • Proper nouns tell about specific places, people, ideas and things.

Quiz for Nouns

Q.1

In each of the following sentences, the first sentence is fancy due to heavy nominalisation while the second sentence needs a strong verb to replace the empty verbs resulting from nominalisations. Fill in the gaps.

There was considerable confusion of the laws from the case. The case _______________ the laws considerably.

a) Confused
b) Considered
c) Confusion
d) none of the above

Q.2

Select the nouns that should be changed to verbs in the following sentences.

An application to defer sitting a Class test must be submitted within three working days of the test.

a) Test
b) Working
c) Defer
d) Application

Q.3

Select the nouns that should be changed to verbs in the following sentences.

Upon your arrival at the hotel, notify the receptionist.

a) Notify
b) Arrival
c) Hotel
d) none of the above

Q.4

Select the nouns that should be changed to verbs in the following sentences.

Patient complaints were about the hospital’s cleanliness.

a) Patient
b) Cleanliness
c) Complaints
d) none of the above

Q.5

Select the nouns that should be changed to verbs in the following sentences.

Make your payment online via the portal.

a) Online
b) Payment
c) Both a and b
d) none of the above

Q.6

Select the nouns that should be changed to verbs in the following sentences.

Approval is only given for projects that will have minimal impact on biodiversity values.

a) Impact
b) Biodiversity
c) Projects
d) Approval

Q.7

Combine the following sentences by changing the adjective to a noun.

Choose the option that has pairs NOT representing nominalisation of adjectives.

a) decorate-decoration; divide-division
b) confident-confidence; different-difference
c) kind-kindness; selfish-selfishness
d) none of the above

Q.8

Combine the following sentences by changing the adjective to a noun.

Choose the option that has pairs NOT representing nominalisation of adjectives.

a) enthusiastic-enthusiasm; expert-expertise
b) intend-intention; improve-improvement
c) Formal-formality; original-originality
d) Thirsty-thirst; guilty-guilt

Q.9

Combine the following sentences by changing the adjective to a noun.

Choose the option that has pairs NOT representing nominalisation of adjectives.

a) attractive-attractiveness; nervous-nervousness
b) bored-boredom; high-height
c) strong-strength; deep-depth
d) preserve-preservation; interrupt-interruption

Q.10

Combine the following sentences by changing the adjective to a noun.

Choose the option that has pairs NOT representing nominalisation of adjectives.

a) expand-expansion; entertain-entertainment
b) generous-generosity; sensitive-sensitivity
c) broad-breadth; warm-warmth
d) none of the above

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