We are providing 10 most Important Noun Rules which are helpful to solve error spotting problems asked in the examination like IBPS PO, SBI PO, CAT, SSC and other exams.
We are providing the part-2 of Noun. In the first part, we have covered the full explanation of noun with examples.
You can learn by clicking here- what is noun with example part-1
Why should you learn the Rules of Noun?
If you are a student, who is starting to learn the basics of grammar, the Noun will be your first priority. And if you are an Aspirant who is preparing for IBPS PO, SBI PO, CAT, MAT, XAT, SSC or similar examination, you will come across some error spotting question in the English section.
If you want to solve error spotting question in your examination, you must know all the Grammar rules. Also if you are someone who is trying to improve his/her Spoken English, then you should know all basics of Grammar.
Here are the 10 Important Noun Rules:-
a) Some of the collective nouns, which are used with plural verbs.
Example- Cattle, Gentry, Peasantry, Clergy, Majority, Folk, People, Poultry.
b) The Nouns ‘Committee, Jury, House, Ministry, Family, Mob, Crowd, Audience, Police, Team, Board, Number, Staff, Public, etc are used with Singular Verb, they are used as body or group and not a member.
c) When these nouns denote member or Individual, the verb is used in plural form.
- Cattle are grazing in the field.
- The Committee is divided and there is a quarrel among the members.
- His family is not agreed on my proposal.
- The team is full of energetic players.
Note- We use peoples when we talk about the people of different countries.
a) Uncountable Nouns are always used in the singular form only.
b) Indefinite article ‘A/An’ is not used before them.
c) They never used with plural verbs.
c) Much or Some are used in the place of Many for denoting plurality.
Example of some Uncountable nouns are-
Advice, Information, Hair, Luggage, Work, Word, Mischief, Bread, Scenery, Abuse, Vacation, Evidence, Employment, Alphabet, Poetry, Food, Furniture, Baggage, Fuel, Paper, Water, Equipment etc.
- He gave me Information.
- You should be true to your word.
- He was punished for committing mischief.
Note- To show singularity of a noun, we use ‘a piece/ a word of advice.
Some noun like Offspring, Deer, Fish, Sheep etc is used as both singular form or plural form by using the verb.
- Deer are one of the most beautiful animals on the planet.
- A deer is grazing in the field.
Note- We used Deer both in singular and plural form.
Some of the Nouns ending with ‘s or es’ are used with a Singular verb.
a) Learning Subjects.
Example- Mathematics, Physics, Politics, Economics etc
Example- Mumps, Measles, Rickets etc.
c) Game or Sports.
Example- Billiards, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Athletics etc.
d) Title of Books.
Example- Arabian Nights, Gulliver’s travels etc.
- Some people believe that politics is a dirty game.
- A series of matches is going to be played on this ground.
Note- We used these nouns as a singular noun.
Some of the nouns are generally used in the plural form with plural verbs.
a) Articles of dress
Examples- Trousers, Breeches, Jeans
b) Name of Instruments
Examples- Scissors, Spectacles, Shears, Scales etc.
c) Some other nouns
Examples- Alms, Orders, Contents, Assets, Stairs, Spirits, Annals, Quarters, Earnings, Manners, Auspices, Surroundings etc
- My Scissors are not sharp.
- My spectacles are very costly.
These are two examples of this types of Nouns.
A compound noun ( Numerical+Noun) is not used in the plural.
- Ten-day tour.
- A ten-mile race.
- A ten-year-old boy.
- A five-rupee note.
- Five-foot-long room.
Noun expressing Numbers are used in singular with numerical adjectives.
Example- Two hundred, Five thousand, Five dozen, Two million etc
- I gave him two thousand rupees.
- He gave him Five million dollars.
Two adjectives denoting different meaning and qualifying the same noun are considered as plural and ‘are’ used with plural verbs.
- Bread and Butter are the most popular breakfast in the world.
- Summer and winter vacations are necessary for the students.
Noun after a preposition is repeated in singular form.
- Word after word.
- Hour after hour.
- Door to door.
- Page after page.
Two nouns in the possessive case denote plural form. When one noun is in the possessive case it denotes singular form.
- Rahul and Seem’s father ( it denotes, the father of both)
- Rahul’s and Seema’s father are good friends. ( it denotes the father of Rahul and Seema are different)
These are the 10 important Noun rules from parts of speech. Learn these carefully, These 10 Noun rules will help you to understand the basics of noun and will make you ease to learn the whole parts of speech.
You can learn the first part of the noun which is described thoroughly by clicking the link given below.