Rules of Noun (with examples) | Best English Guide 2022

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Rules of Noun: Before you use a noun in any sentence, it is important to understand its basic rules of it, so that you can understand the proper functionality of the Noun.

Before you start reading these rules, make sure that you understood the concept of nouns. If you haven’t read or missed that part, then make sure you read that first.

Also Read: Noun Definition and Examples

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.

Example Sentences:

  • 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 plural.

For example, consider army, people, society, police, company, cattle, etc. These look singular, but are used as plural always.

Example Sentences:

  • 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 plural verbs.

Example Sentences:

  • Suresh ordered a pair of spectacles online, which are very costly.
  • The company gifted an employee as a special thanks for his idea.
  • Dairy goods are manufactured from the dairy farm.

Rule 4: Some nouns indicate the measurements like the number, length, money, weight, etc.

For example hundred, thousand, acre, kilometre, metre, pounds, etc. These will remain unchanged when they are exceeded by definite numerals (numbers).

Example Sentences:

  • He bought 3 dozen bananas 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, committee, society, company, audience, etc.

Example Sentences:

  • 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 have some meaning in the 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.

Example Sentences:

  • Drinking 8 glasses of water per day is good for your health. (Here, ‘a’ article is not used for glasses like 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 the verb in the sentence. 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?
  • From whom did you get this advice?

Rules of Noun (Summary)

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Rules of Noun

Nouns are usually the names which describe the names of the person, things, animals, etc. There are 11 types of nouns countable, non-countable, compound, collective, common, proper nouns, etc.

If you’re interested to learn all the types of nouns, then you can check our detailed post which is shared down below.

Also Read: Noun Definition and Examples

So, these are the rules of nouns you can learn to use the Noun properly. If you want to learn more rules, then you can also learn from (another website) here.

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