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Tema substantiv 2

I. Identify the Common Nouns in the following sentences. Underline them ( There can be one or more nouns in one
sentence ) – COMMON NOUNS

1. They arrived early but at the wrong station.

2. We counted only six different colours in the rainbow.

3. The man was trying to steal a horse with a cart full of apples.

4. They have gone to the zoo to see the black sheep.

5. She put her head on her arms and cried loudly.

6. My mother is singing a religious song in the kitchen.

7. He threw some salted nuts to the monkeys.

8. The children are kicking a ball around in the field.

9. That temple was built before my grandfather was born.

10. He bought balloons for his children and their friends.

11. My father swims like a turtle.

12. She won a trophy for best dancer in the street.

13. Simply point your camera at the camel and press the button.

14. We watched seabirds flocking above our heads.

15. He went to visit his homesick uncle at the hospital.

16. My brother wants to play hide-and-seek with us.

17. Let me look at your puppies and kittens.

18. The taxi broke down in front of my gate.

19. The boys are quarrelling noisily on the beach.

20. The monkey was hanging by its tail from a branch.

II. Use capital letters for Proper Nouns in the following sentences. – PROPER NOUNS
1. ms brown told me that paris is the capital of france.

2. william shakespeare was a famous English author.

3. 'war and peace' was written by leo tolstoy.

4. jack and jill had so much fun at disney park.

5. john's two dogs are named adam and eve.

6. david will travel to italy next week.

7. suez canal joins the red sea and the mediterranean sea.

8. republic of liberia is on the west coast of africa.

9. mick jagger is the lead singer of rolling stones.

10. mount fujiyama is the highest mountain in japan.

III. Form Abstract Nouns from the following. – ABSTRACT NOUNS

1. man scholar king  manhood scholarship kingship

2. know sell think

3. long strong wise.

4. brother lose great.

IV. Study the example, and fill in each blank with the noun of the adjective as given in the first sentence – ABSTRACT

She is beautiful. She has beauty.

The library is a completely silent place. The library is a place of complete silence

1. The attic is a dirty room. The attic is filled with ______.

2. She was a famous singer. She first won _____ as a singer.

3. I heard the joyful news. I could have shouted with _____.

4. The lake is deep. What is the _____ of the lake?

5. The door is three feet wide. The ______ of the door is three feet.

6. That really is a high wall. I think it is at least 3 metres in _____.

7. I hope you won't think me rude if I leave now. Excuse my _____ but I have to leave now.

8. Why is she so jealous? She'd never felt _____ before.

9. They were polite to accept the food. They accepted the food out of _____.

10. Jack and Jill enjoy being together. Jack and Jill find _____in being together.

11. You made a careless mistake. It was a mistake of _____.

12. Mike did it because he believed it would work. Mike did it in the _____ that it would work.

13. You and I agree to always tell each other the truth about everything. You and I have an _____ to always tell each other
the truth about everything.
14. She feels proud to wear her new policewoman's uniform. She wears her new policewoman's uniform with _____.

15. The patient refused to accept the recommended treatment. It was a _____ by the patient to accept the recommended

16. Many people doubt his statement is accurate. They begin to question the _____ of his statement.

17. Sometimes we make mistakes because we are ignorant. Sometimes our mistakes are due to _____.

18. He was trying hard not to let others know he was impatient. He was trying hard not to show his _____.

19. It is extremely important that you arrive on time. It is of the utmost _____ that you arrive on time.

V. Rewrite the following sentences making them plural.– SINGULAR AND PLURAL NOUNS

1. The child asks for a toy hippopotamus.

The children ask for toy hippopotamuses/hippopotami.

2. The baby cries; but its mother is missing.

3. I look up, and a leaf falls from a branch and lands on my forehead.

4. The lady uses a knife to cut a potato and a chilli.

5. The man is sure a mouse bit his foot while he was asleep.

6. I took this photo of an ox that is not mine.

7. That goose belongs to his wife.

8. My loaf of bread is enough to feed the fish.

9. His lorry nearly collided with the boy's bicycle.

10. He lost a tooth in a fight with a bully.

11. A passerby stops to watch a dwarf performs a dance.

12. She likes to cook spicy octopus with tomato.

13. My mother-in-law owns a buffalo.

14. The trio has been playing a piano for an hour.

15. The child's pet is a gold fish.

16. The tribal chief tells his wife to learn mathematics.

17. The farmer has a sheep, a deer and a rhinoceros on his farm.

18. He has a tattoo of a beauty on his arm.

19. He uses a lasso to catch an elephant calf.

20. The life of a fly and a mosquito is rather short.

VI. Complete each sentence by choosing the correct word in the bracket. – COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE

1. There is so (many, much) smoke coming out of the chimney.

There is so much smoke coming out of the chimney.

2. Mrs. Fisher keeps (plenty of, a large amount of) tropical fish in her pond.

3. Mr. Shaver takes only a (little, few) minutes to shave.

4. The postman put (a great deal of, a lot of) letters into the bag.

5. He threw (much, some) stones at the monkeys.

6. She uses only (a few, a little) cooking oil in her cooking.

7. My hens lay (a large amount of, several) eggs every morning.

8. (A great deal of, A large number of) dust has collected on the unused desk.

9. We saw (a large amount of, many) cows grazing in the field.

10. Those butchers eat (a large amount of, a large number of) meat every day.

VII. Fill in the blanks with abstract nouns from the nouns in brackets.

1. I had a very happy ______ (child)  I had a very happy childhood.

2. I forgot to renew my _____ (member) in the sailing club.

3. We formed a deep and lasting _____ (friend).

4. He hopes to take over the _____ (leader) of the party.

5. There are lots of nice people in the _____ (neighbour).

6. In the _____ (king) of Thailand, the king commands the respect of almost every citizen.

7. She seems to be enjoying _____ (mother).

8. He had barely reached _____ (man) when he married.

9. The Fund awards only five _____ (scholars) every year.

10. He didn't think of the great responsibility of _____ (father) before he got married.

VIII. Change the nouns in bold from the feminine/masculine to the masculine/feminine.

1. EXAMPLE : My uncle visits his nephew every weekend.  My aunt visits her niece every weekend.

2. The lady has several drakes on her farm.

3. The daughter is more talkative than her mother.

4. Does any actor like to play the role of the prince?

5. Their queen is a widow.

6. The manager is still a bachelor.

7. In the movie, the tiger was killed by the hero.

8. His son-in-law is a steward.

9. The count has one brother.

10. The author is writing a book about the emperor.

11. The bride spoke to the priest.

12. His brother works as a waiter.

13. The dog barked at the milkman.

14. A cock was killed by a fox.

15. The manservant has worked many years for the duke.

16. Her husband is a conductor.

17. He was a postman before he became a postmaster.

18. The lad wants to be a monk.

19. The sultan owns a stallion.

20. Her father-in-law is a landlord.