May 30, 2024

Pronunciation and Nouns

Pronunciation and Nouns

To study and learn nouns.


A noun is the name of a person, place or thing. A thing includes a quality (fear), a material (gold), a collection (herd, army), a state (adherence) and an action
(cheat, mock, movement)

A noun is often called a noun phrase. A noun phrase can be single –word noun for eg: Teachers love their students. (Noun phrase: teacher).But a noun phrase is
usually longer than a single word because it consists of an adjective or a determine plus a noun for e.g.: A good teacher loves his student. (Noun phrase: a
good teacher)

Nouns can be classified into five kinds:

  1. Proper nouns
  2. Common nouns
  3. Collective nouns
  4. Material nouns
  5. Abstract nouns

A proper noun is the name of a particles or person or thing i.e., name used for an individual person or place, river or mountain etc., for e.g. Ram, Rahul, India, Everest

A common noun refers to any and every person or thing of the same kind or class not to a particular person or thing for e.g.: cow, dog, girl

A collective noun is the name of a collective group of people or things of the same kind for e.g.: iron, copper, milk, sugar.

An abstract noun is the name of a quality, state or concept. For e.g.: beauty, sweetness, love, childhood


From the viewpoint of countability nouns are of two types:
1) Countable noun
2) Uncountable noun

    Nouns that can be counted are called countable nouns. For e.g.: a book, an egg, generally a noun used in answer to the question how many? Is a counted noun.
    a) How many movies did you watch?
    I watched two movies
    Nouns that cannot be counted are called uncountable nouns. For e.g.: milk, water, ink. A noun used in answer to the question, how much? Is an
    uncountable noun.
    When we want to refer to the quantity of these items we use values of measurement which are countable.
    Q: How much sugar do you need?
    We need a kg of sugar.

Noun gender:

Gender is of four kinds
1) Masculine (denotes male) eg: boy, man, brother
2) Feminine (denotes female) eg: girl, women, sister
3) Common (denotes both male and female) eg: student, doctor , teacher
4) Neuter (denotes neither male nor female) eg: gold, rice

The feminine of nouns is formed in the ways
1) By adding ess to the masculine form
2) By adding she/girl to the masculine form

1) By adding ess to the masculine form
Actor actresss
Baron baroness
Host hostess

2) By adding she/girl /women
He-goat she-goat
Boy-friend girl-friend
Student woman student
But in many cases the feminine form is not delivered from the masculine form for e.g.:
Gender- goose
Boar- sow
Boy- girl
Cock- hen
Common /dual gender:

1) Noun denoting profession
Most of the nouns denoting professional/occupation are in the common


  1. Name any ten nouns around you and classify them accordingly
    Boy, Girl, Cow, Dog, Remi, Nanthini, Sonia, Rani, Rahul, Ravi etc.
  2. Identify the common and proper noun from the following
    a) Ashoka was a great king.
    b) New Delhi is the capital of India.
    c) Sita is my sister.
    d) Kolkata is a big city.
    e) Hari is a good boy.

Common noun
Boy, king, sister, city
Proper noun
Asoka, New Delhi, Sita, Kolkata, Hari, India

  1. Which of the following is a collective noun?
    Crowd, Mob, India, Sheep, Herd, Fleet, Parliament

Collective nouns:
Crowd, Parliament, Herd

  1. Identify and circle the each noun below
    Happy, Pillow, Goat, Make, Boy, Desk, Box, Up, Fast, Lamp, Kite, Song, Fast, Song,
    Dance, Ring etc
  2. Identify the nouns in the following sentences:
    The plane landed safely at the airport.
    The girl dropped the glass on the table.
    My cat likes to play with string and yarn.
    I saw my teacher at the store.

NOUNS: plane, airport, girl, glass, table, cat, yarn, teacher, store.

  1. Collective noun:
    Circle the collective nouns in the following sentences
    1) Army of shouldets walked across the land.
    2) A hive of bees attack a boy.
    3) A sloth of beers locked in the river for fish.
    4) A flock of birds flow over my house.
    5) I brought a leaf of the bread at the market.

Thus we can study and learn nouns.

First Year B Pharm Notes, Syllabus, Books, PDF Subjectwise/Topicwise

F Y B Pharm Sem-IS Y B Pharm Sem-II
BP101T Human Anatomy and Physiology I TheoryBP201T Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Theory
BP102T Pharmaceutical Analysis I TheoryBP202T Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Theory
BP103T Pharmaceutics I TheoryBP203T Biochemistry – Theory
BP104T Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry TheoryBP204T Pathophysiology – Theory
BP105T Communication skills TheoryBP205T Computer Applications in Pharmacy Theory
BP106RBT Remedial BiologyBP206T Environmental sciences – Theory
BP106RMT Remedial Mathematics TheoryBP207P Human Anatomy and Physiology II Practical
BP107P Human Anatomy and Physiology PracticalBP208P Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry I Practical
BP108P Pharmaceutical Analysis I PracticalBP209P Biochemistry Practical
BP109P Pharmaceutics I PracticalBP210P Computer Applications in Pharmacy Practical
BP110P Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry Practical
BP111P Communication skills Practical
BP112RBP Remedial Biology Practical

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