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( 1.1)   EXERCISE - COMMON NOUNS

Identify the Common Nouns in the following sentences.

  • 1. We arrived early at the station.

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  • 2. There are different species of fish.

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  • 3. The man was trying to steal his car.

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  • 4. They have gone to the zoo.

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  • 5. The baby is crying.

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  • 6. My mother is in the kitchen.

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  • 7. He threw some nuts to the monkeys.

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  • 8. The children are playing in the field.

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  • 9. That temple was built before I was born.

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  • 10. He has bought a new car.

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  • 11. My father likes to swim.

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  • 12. She won a trophy in a competition.

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  • 13. I like to ride on a camel.

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  • 14. Do birds eat meat?

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  • 15. He went to visit his uncle.

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  • 16. My brother wants to play with us.

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  • 17. Let me have a look at your puppy.

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  • 18. The taxi broke down.

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  • 19. The boys are playing noisily.

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  • 20. She is hanging out the clothes to dry.

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( 1.2)   EXERCISE - PROPER NOUNS

Use capital letters for Proper Nouns in the following sentences.

  • 1. paris is the capital of france.

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  • 2. william shakespeare is a famous english author.

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  • 3. ‘war and peace' was written by leo tolstoy.

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  • 4. The universities of oxford and cambridge offer degree courses at the highest level.

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  • 5. john's two dogs are named rover and boxer.

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  • 6. david will travel to france to do a degree course on the french revolution.

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  • 7. suez canal joins the red sea and the mediterranean sea.

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  • 8. republic of liberia is on the west coast of africa.

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  • 9. mick jagger is the lead singer of rolling stones

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  • 10. mount kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in africa.

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( 1.3)   EXERCISE - ABSTRACT NOUNS

Form Abstract Nouns from the following.

man          scholar          king              

know         sell              think

long          strong           wise

brother       lose             great

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( 1.4)   EXERCISE - COLLECTIVE NOUNS

Fill in the blank s with suitable collective nouns.

  • 1. A _____ of birds flew high in the sky.

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  • 2. They saw a _____ of lions at the zoo.

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  • 3. The farmer has a _____ of cattle on his farm.

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  • 4. He ate a _____ of grapes today.

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  • 5. Our friend shows us a _____ of stamps.

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  • 6. We saw a _____ of sheep on our way home.

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  • 7. Police have arrested a _____ of thieves.

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  • 8. She bought a _____ of bananas from the market.

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  • 9. The _____ of pupils are listening attentively to their teacher.

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  • 10. You can put the _____ of tools in that box.

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( 1.5)   EXERCISE - COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Complete each sentence by choosing the correct word.

  • 1. There is so (many, much) smoke coming out of the chimney.

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  • 2. There are (plenty of, a large amount of) fish in the pond.

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  • 3. (A little, A few) minutes is all it takes for him to shave.

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  • 4. The postman put (a great deal of, a lot of) letters into the bag.

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  • 5. He threw (a little, some) nuts to the monkeys.

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  • 6. She uses only (a few, a little) cooking oil in her cooking.

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  • 7. My hens lay (a large amount of, several) eggs very day.

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  • 8. (A great deal of, A large number of) dust has collected on the desk.

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  • 9. We saw (a large amount of, many) cows grazing in the field.

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  • 10. The butcher sells (a large amount of, a large number of) meat.

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( 1.6)   EXERCISE - GENDER

Change the nouns in bold from the feminine to the masculine.

  • 1. My aunt visits her niece every week-end.

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  • 2. The lady has several mares on her farm.

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  • 3. The daughter is more talkative than her mother.

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  • 4. Does any actress like to play the role of the princess?

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  • 5. Their queen is a widow.

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  • 6. The manageress is still a spinster.

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  • 7. In the movie, the tigress was killed by the heroine.

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  • 8. His daughter-in-law is a postmistress.

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  • 9. The countess has one sister.

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  • 10. The authoress is writing a book about the empress.

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Change the nouns in bold from the masculine to the feminine.

  • 11. The bridegroom thanked the priest.

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  • 12. His brother works as a waiter.

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  • 13. The dog barked at the milkman.

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  • 14. A cock was killed by a fox.

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  • 15. The manservant has worked many years for the duke.

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  • 16. Her husband is a conductor.

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  • 17. He was a postman before he became a postmaster.

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  • 18. The lad wants to be a monk.

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  • 19. The sultan owns a stallion.

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  • 20. Her father-in-law is a landlord.

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( 1.7)   EXERCISE - FORMING NOUNS FROM NOUNS

Fill in the blanks with abstract nouns from the nouns in brackets.

  • 1. I had a very happy ______ (child).

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  • 2. I forgot to renew my _____ (member) in the sailing club.

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  • 3. We formed a deep and lasting _____ (friend).

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  • 4. He hopes to take over the _____ (leader) of the party.

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  • 5. There are lots of nice people in the _____ (neighbour).

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  • 6. In the _____ (king) of Thailand, the king commands the respect of every citizen.

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  • 7. She seems to be enjoying _____ (mother).

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  • 8. He had barely reached _____ (man) when he married.

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