Sunday, 4 December 2011

Collective Nouns

a clump of trees
Plants








a comb of bananas                                                                                                                                              
 

a bouquet of flowers                                                                                                                                              
a bunch of grapes                                                                                                                                            

Collective Nouns

People

a band of musicians                                                                                                                                                   
a choir of singers                                                                                                                                              




     
an army of soldiers                                                                                                                                             





a crew of sailors























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



























a troupe of dancers                                                                                                                                               
a class of pupils
 

Collective Nouns

A collective noun is the name of a number of things or persons taken together as one thing.
Examples: 
Animals
 a litter of kittens
a troop of lions
a herd of cattle
a flock of sheep
 










a brood of chickens










a swarm of bees
a flock of birds

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nouns And Gender

Every nouns in English belongs to one of  four genders :
a. masculine
b. feminine
c. neuter
d.common

Masculine

The masculine gender is used when the noun refers to males ( persons and animals )

Examples :
man
bull
king

Feminine

The feminine gender is used when the noun refers to females ( persons and animals )

Examples :
woman
cow
queen

Neuter

The neuter gender refers to nouns that are neither masculine non feminine ; that is , they are inanimate

Examples :
book
water
table

Common

The common gender refers to nouns that are of either sex , masculine or feminine

Examples :
baby
bird
parent


Masculine                              Feminine
headmaster                            headmistress
prince                                    princess
bachelor                                spinster
peacock                                peahen
billy-goat                               nanny-goat
lion                                        lioness


Nouns

Kinds of nouns
a.Proper Nouns 
b.Common Nouns

Proper Nouns
Proper nouns refer to particular person, places or things.
Proper nouns are always capitalized.


Examples:
Iskandar
Malaysia
November

Common Nouns
Common nouns refer to any of  a  class or group of persons ,places or things.
The word 'common' really means ' shared by all'.
All nouns that are not 'proper' are 'common'.

Examples :
boy
book
pencil