Look at the sentences below. What’s wrong? Move your
mouse over each sentence to see the answer.
Introduction Problems with Nouns 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? “ Bedrooms” should be plural because the sentence says there are three. The word “milks” is incorrect, because it is a non-count noun and cannot have an –s.
Now you are ready to practice what you’ve learned. Click the link below to return to Unit D. Print and complete the Practice Exercise on count and non-count nouns. Check your answers with a tutor.
Editing Checklist After you have checked your essay for singular/plural noun problems, read your essay draft aloud to your tutor. As you read it,listen to make sure there are no errors in singular/plural nouns. Look at your essay. Circle all of the nouns in your essay. Using the guidelines you have learned in this lesson, decide why each noun should be singular or plural. Discuss your decisions with a tutor.
Presentation by Ruth Luman: Modesto Junior College.
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