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  • Problems with Nouns Singular or Plural???? Women? Woman? Womans?
  • Introduction Problems with Nouns Look at the sentences below. What’s wrong? Move your “Bedrooms” should be mouse over each sentence to because the answer. plural see the sentence says there are The word “milks” is three. incorrect, because it is a non-count noun and cannot have an –s. 1. I have three bedroom in my house. 2. There are many milks in the refrigerator. 3. Those chair are in the wrong room. 4. There are five reds cars. 5. Some of the class are at night. 6. Your childs are beautiful. 7. Would you like a few milk?
  • Guideline #1 Count and Non-Count Nouns In English, we have countable and non-countable nouns. Some examples of countable and non-countable nouns are below. Countable Nouns chair More NonCountable Nouns Non-Countable Nouns love student money day weather song food computer fruit room furniture
  • Guideline #2 Countable Nouns Countable nouns can have singular and plural forms and can be counted numerically. Most countable nouns can be made plural by adding –s or –es. book books 3 books box boxes 2 boxes
  • Guideline #3 Non-Countable Nouns Non-countable nouns have only one form and can’t be counted numerically. Look at the examples below. monies one money healths two health money money health health
  • Guideline #4 Non-Countable Nouns Non-countable nouns cannot take the plural –s or –es or an article (a, an). a furniture furniture furnitures furniture a news news newses news
  • Guideline #5 Irregular Plural Nouns Some nouns have an irregular plural form. Look at the examples below. woman child womans childs women children Click here to see a list of irregular plural nouns.
  • Guideline #6 Noun Quantifiers Words like, a few, a little, much, any, some, and many are used differently depending on whether the noun in the sentence is count or non-count. a few count nouns a few bananas a little non-count nouns a little flour
  • (Continued) Noun Quantifiers many count nouns many chairs much non-count nouns much furniture some non-count nouns count nouns some furniture some chairs
  • (Continued) Noun Quantifiers Any is used in negative sentences with count and non-count nouns. Notice the difference in plural and singular verbs. any count nouns There aren’t any chairs. any non-count nouns There isn’t any furniture.
  • Guideline #7 Agreement with Demonstrative Adjectives Remember to make demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) agree with the nouns they modify. This/That singular These/Those plural these room these rooms this rooms this room
  • Guideline #8 Nouns and “of phrases” A countable noun is always plural after an “of phrase” that shows quantity. A non-count noun is always singular after an “of phrase.” plural Some of the chairs are broken. “of phrases” singular Some of the furniture is broken. Click here to see a list of common “of phrases.”
  • Guideline #9 Adjectives Adjectives are never plural. Those are beautifuls houses. beautiful adjective That is an olds book. old adjective
  • Prepared By: Mansor Bin Esa  English Language Teacher  SK Padang Jawa, Shah Alam 