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  • 1. NOUNS Quiz
  • 2. What is a noun?
    • A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn.
  • 3. Assignment 1; find the nouns in the following text
    • The major thoroughfares were already lit by the new gas, but this was not the bright and even glare of the late Victorian period: the light flared and diminished, casting a flickering light across the streets and lending to the houses and pedestrians a faintly unreal or even theatrical quality. 
  • 4. Answers;
    • The nouns in this extract are:
    • The major thoroughfares were already lit by the new gas , but this was not the bright and even glare of the late Victorian period : the light flared and diminished, casting a flickering light across the streets and lending to the houses and pedestrians a faintly unreal or even theatrical quality .
  • 5. What is a count noun?
    • A countable noun (or count noun ) is a noun with both a singular and a plural form, and it names anything (or anyone) that you can count . You can make a countable noun can be made plural and attach it to a plural verb in a sentence. Countable nouns are the opposite of non-countable nouns and collective nouns.
  • 6. What is a non-count noun?
    • Non-Countable Nouns
    • A non-countable noun (or mass noun ) is a noun which does not have a plural form, and which refers to something that you could (or would) not usually count. A non-countable noun always takes a singular verb in a sentence. Non-countable nouns are similar to collective nouns, and are the opposite of countable nouns.
  • 7. Assignment 2; are the following nouns count nouns or non-count nouns?
    • The board will meet tomorrow to consider your application.
    • The information you gave to the detective was very misleading.
    • I thought it was a strange comment to make.
    • Smoking damages your health.
    • Jean is studying music at college.
    • I'll have a brandy , please
  • 8. Answers;
    • Count
    • Non-count
    • Count
    • Non-count
    • Non-count
    • count