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Noun and Hot Tips of Noun

Thursday, November 13, 2008

As I already mentioned in my previous post about noun that it is the name of person or places.

Now, here I am going to write about hot tips of noun. At first noun has been divided in to five parts in old grammar.


Those are:

  1. Proper noun
  2. Common noun
  3. Collative noun
  4. Martial noun
  5. Abstract noun

But in modern grammar it has been divided into three parts only:

  1. Proper noun
  2. Countable noun
  3. Uncountable noun


Noun tips for Translations:


Noun is always known as singular in its natural form. For example: a pen, a book, a watch etc.

Normally we make a plural noun by adding “s” or “es”.


Book-Books

Car- Cars

Boy- Boys


Noun Tips - 1


If in the end of a noun there is “s”, “sh”, “ss”, “z” or “ch” than to make it plural we add “es” in the end of the noun. For example:


Ass-Asses

Box-Boxes

Bus- Buses

Topaz- Topazes

Torch- Torches


Note - If a noun has ending point of “ch” however the sound comes for “ka” not “ch” than to make it plural we add only “s”. For example:


Stomach, Stomachs Monarch, Monarch


Noun Tips - 2


If a singular noun contain “f” or “fe” in the last of the word then after removing “f” or “fe” we add “ves”. For example:


Wife – wives

Knife – knives

Leaf – Leaves

Sheaf – Sheaves


Note - If any words contain “f” or “fe” in the last of the word and they are not noun then to make that plural simply we add “s”. For example:


Chef – Chefs

Belief – Beliefs

Grief – Griefs

Gulf – Gulfs


Noun Tips - 3


If a noun end with “Y” and before “Y” that contain consonant then to make that plural we can remove “Y” with the “ies”. For example:


Army – Armies

Lady – Ladies


Note - If a noun contain “Y” in the end of the word and before “y” if we find vowel then to make that plural we should simply add “s”. For example:


Boy – Boys

Day – Days


Noun Tips - 4


If a noun contain “o” in the end of the word and before it there is consonant then to make that plural we should add “es”. For example:


Hero – Heroes

Mango – Mangoes


Note - If the noun contain “o” in the end of the word and before it there is vowel then to make plural we add only “s”. For example:


Zoo – Zoos

Portfolios – Portfolios


Noun Tips - 5


Some nouns don’t follow any rules of English grammar. For example:


Child – Children

Man – Men

Woman – Women

Tooth – Teeth

Moue – Mice

Goose – Geese

Foot –Feet


Noun Tips – 6


The noun which is in compound word but they have not hyphen between the words then simply we add “s” in the end of the noun. For example:


Cupful - Cupfuls

Handful – Handfuls


Noun Tips – 7


Noun which is divided by hyphen, to make that plural we add “s” in the important parts of the word. For example:


Arm- chair - Arm chairs

Tooth- brush – Tooth – brushes

Pass- book – Pass – books

Class – room –Class-rooms

Ticket – collector- Ticket- collectors


Noun Tips - 8


If the noun which is formed by compound and that has one portion is preposition then to make that plural we add “s” which comes before the preposition. For example:


Father-in-low – Fathers – in – low

Passer- by - Passers – by

Hanger on – Hangers – on


Noun Tips – 9


If the compound noun has man or woman then to make that plural we need to add “s” in the whole. For example:


Man- servant - Men – servants

Woman- engineer - Women engineers


Note - But if the noun has man or woman in spite of the meaning of that word not comes from man or woman then to make plural that we add only “s” in the word of end. For example:


Man- eater - Man eaters

Woman Hatter –Woman hatters


Noun Tips -10


The word which comes from two nouns then to make that plural we have to add “s” or “es” in both words. For example:


Lord Justice – Lords Justices

Lord Governor – Lords Governors

Knight Templar - Knight Templars


Noun Tips -11


The noun which comes from Latin word and in the end of the word contain “us” then to make plural that we remove “us” and only add “i”. For example:


Fungus – Fungi

Radius – Radii

Syllabus – Syllabi

Locus – Loci


Note - But the noun comes from Latin word and contain “on” in the end of the word then to make that plural we remove “on” and add “a”. For example:


Criterion – Criteria

Phenomenon – Phenomena


But which noun contain “is” in the end of the word than to make that plural we should remove “is” and add “es”. For example:


Basis Bases

Crisis -Crises

Thesis – Theses

Axis Axes


Noun Tips -12


All the things of the world which makes from two parts and both parts has own importance, known as plural. For example:


Scissors, Trousers, Sues etc.


Note - But in the above noun if we add a pair of then it will be treat as singular noun. For example:


A pair of sues is missing.


Noun Tips -13


Part of the body which is single, known as singular noun. For example:


Nose, Tongue, etc.


Note - If we talk about whole hair then it is known as singular noun. For example:


Her hair is sighing.


Note - But if hair is countable then it can be plural or singular. For example:


Your one hair is white but my five hairs are white.


Noun Tips – 14


Alms, Riches, Eaves, Precisely they are counted as singular noun but now they are counted as plural noun.


Tips of noun – 15


All the things which are relative to study known as singular noun. For example:


Mathematics, economies etc.


Note - But the study marital known as private property then it is considered as plural noun. For example:


The Mathematics of S.C. Sinha are good.


Noun Tips – 16


Brick and stone known as singular noun take singular verb. For example:


The brick of my house is strong.


Note - But brick and stone use as private to make house then it is use as plural noun. For example:


There were bricks biting on the road of secretariat.


Noun Tips – 17


If we use police then it is plural noun but if we use man in police then it will be known as singular noun. For example:


Police are corrupt.

But the

Police man is honest.


Note - But if there are more than one police men then it is known as plural noun according to the situation. For example:


Police men are watching.


Noun Tips – 18


Poetry always knows as singular noun but if we need to plural it then we go with poem because it is not possible to make plural of poetry. For example:

The poetry in nice.

The poem is nice.

Poems are nice.


Note - Some nouns always known as singular noun even we add “s” in them. For example:


Iron - Irons

Copper - coppers

Sand - sands

Number - Numbers

Custom - customs

Land - lands

Pain - pains

Powder - powders

Air - Airs

Wood - woods

Alphabet - Alphabets

Abuse - Abuses

Water - waters

Colour - colours


Noun Tips – 19


Normally, the word which end from “ry”, known as singular noun. For Excample:


Scenery, crockery etc.


Note - But some word which end from “ry”, known as plural. For example:


Poultry, Gentry, Peasantry, Cab alary etc.


Gentry are combining.


These are the some Noun tips which we normally use to make sentences.

2 comments:

JacobKutty said...

What do you ment by "A pair of sues" Is it Shoes.

above that also you have written "sues" What is that? Is it also shoes?

Elzu said...

Yes it should be - "A pair of shoes is missing" rather than "sues". Thanks for your precious suggestion.

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