Rules of Noun: Before you use Noun in any sentence, it is important to understand the basic rules of it, so that you can understand the proper functionality of the Noun.
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Rules of Noun
Rule 1: Some nouns always take Singular Verb
For example consider words like news, furniture, information, business, mathematics, physics, etc. So, these take the form of a Singular Verb.
- Sneha loves to solve the problems of Mathematics.
- Ritu wants to implement a big business plan.
- John has won the Basketball game.
- Dinesh loves to play chess.
Rule 2: Some nouns are singular in meaning but are used as Plural nouns and always used as a plural.
For example consider army, people, society, police, company, cattle, etc. These looks like singular, but used as plural always.
- The cattle are grazing in the ground.
- The army always protects the nation.
- The people always have the power to vote for the leader.
Rule 3: Some nouns are Plural in meaning and always used as a Plural Verb
For example thanks, scissors, premises, shorts, goods, spectacles, etc. These nouns are always used as a plural verb.
- Suresh ordered a pair of spectacles online which are very costly.
- The company gifted an employee as a special thanks to his idea.
- Dairy goods are manufactured from the dairy farm.
Rule 4: Some nouns indicates the measurements like the number, length, money, weight, etc.
For example hundred, thousand, acre, kilometer, metre, pounds, etc. These will remain unchanged when they are exceded by definite numerals (numbers).
- He bought 3 dozen of banana from groceries. (Note: don’t use ‘dozens’ word)
- B.Tech is a 4-year degree course. (Note: don’t use ‘years’ word)
- My school is 2 kilometres far from home. (Note: don’t use ‘kilometre’ word)
Rule 5: Some Collective Nouns are used as both Singular and Plural.
For Example government, jury, team, commitee, society, company, audience, etc.
- The team was divided based on the player’s talent. (Note: The sentence is explained for one team)
- The team were divided based on the player’s talent. (Note: The sentence is explained for many teams)
Rule 6: Some of the Nouns has some meaning in singular and another meaning in the plural.
For example treat-treats, work-works, advice-advises, good-goods, etc. Now, let us understand how these are different in meaning.
- Good – wise
- Goods – raw materials/products
- Force – strength
- Forces – Army
- treat – present/gift
- treats – (Verb) performing some action on others
Rule 7: The Real World Objects/material nouns don’t have any articles.
- Drinking 8 glasses of water per day is good for your health. (Here, ‘a’ article is not used for glasses like a 8 glasses)
- My father likes gold, not silver (Here, ‘a’ article is not used before for the words ‘gold’ and ‘silver’).
Rule 8: The words like ‘who’ denotes the subject and ‘whom’ is used as the object.
‘Who’ is the subject of verb. To understand this, let us consider the following examples.
- Who gifted you that expensive watch?
- Who is the best football player in your team?
- Who is your Mathematics teacher?
‘Whom’ is the object of verb and preposition. The following examples are,
- Whom should I call to?
- From whom did you get this advice?
Rules of Noun (Summary)
Nouns are usually the names which describes the names of the person, things, animals, etc. There are 11 types of nouns like countable, non-countable, compound, collective, common, proper nouns, etc.
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