( 1.1) EXERCISE - COMMON NOUNS
Identify the Common Nouns in the following sentences.
Q : 1. We arrived early at the station.
A : We arrived early at the station.
Q : 2. There are different species of fish.
A : There are different species of fish.
Q : 3. The man was trying to steal his car.
A : The man was trying to steal his car.
Q : 4. They have gone to the zoo.
A : They have gone to the zoo.
Q : 5. The baby is crying.
A : The baby is crying.
Q : 6. My mother is in the kitchen.
A : My mother is in the kitchen.
Q : 7. He threw some nuts to the monkeys.
A : He threw some nuts to the monkeys.
Q : 8. The children are playing in the field.
A : The children are playing in the field.
Q : 9. That temple was built before I was born.
A : That temple was built before I was born.
Q : 10. He has bought a new car.
A : He has bought a new car.
Q : 11. My father likes to swim.
A : My father likes to swim.
Q : 12. She won a trophy in a competition.
A : She won a trophy in a competition.
Q : 13. I like to ride on a camel.
A : I like to ride on a camel.
Q : 14. Do birds eat meat?
A : Do birds eat meat?
Q :15. He went to visit his uncle.
A : He went to visit his uncle.
Q : 16. My brother wants to play with us.
A : My brother wants to play with us.
Q : 17. Let me have a look at your puppy.
A : Let me have a look at your puppy.
Q : 18. The taxi broke down.
A : The taxi broke down.
Q : 19. The boys are playing noisily.
A : The boys are playing noisily.
Q : 20. She is hanging out the clothes to dry.
A : She is hanging out the clothes to dry.
( 1.2) EXERCISE - PROPER NOUNS
Use capital letters for Proper Nouns in the following sentences.
Q : 1. paris is the capital of france.
A : Paris is the capital of France.
Q : 2. william shakespeare is a famous english author.
A : William Shakespeare is a famous English author.
Q : 3. ‘war and peace' was written by leo tolstoy.
A : ‘War and Peace' was written by Leo Tolstoy
§ Q : 4. The universities of oxford and cambridge offer degree courses at the highest level.
A : The universities of Oxford and Cambridge offer degree courses at the highest level.
Q : 5. john's two dogs are named rover and boxer.
A : John's two dogs are named Rover and Boxer.
Q : 6. david will travel to france to do a degree course on the french revolution.
A : David will travel to France to do a degree course on the French Revolution.
Q : 7. suez canal joins the red sea and the mediterranean sea.
A : Suez Canal joins the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Q : 8. republic of liberia is on the west coast of africa.
A : Republic of Liberia is on the west coast of Africa.
Q : 9. mick jagger is the lead singer of rolling stones
A : Mick Jagger is the lead singer of Rolling Stones.
Q : 10. mount kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in africa.
A : Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.
( 1.3) EXERCISE - ABSTRACT NOUNS
Form Abstract Nouns from the following.
man scholar king
know sell think
long strong wise
brother lose great
( 1.4) EXERCISE - COLLECTIVE NOUNS
Fill in the blank s with suitable collective nouns.
Q : 1. A _____ of birds flew high in the sky.
A : flock / flight
Q : 2. They saw a _____ of lions at the zoo.
A : pride / troop
Q : 3. The farmer has a _____ of cattle on his farm.
A : herd / drove
Q : 4. He ate a _____ of grapes today.
A : bunch
Q : 5. Our friend shows us a _____ of stamps.
A : collection
Q : 6. We saw a _____ of sheep on our way home.
A : flock
Q : 7. Police have arrested a _____ of thieves.
A : pack / gang
Q : 8. She bought a _____ of bananas from the market.
A : bunch / comb
Q : 9. The _____ of pupils are listening attentively to their teacher.
A : class
Q : 10. You can put the _____ of tools in that box.
A : set
( 1.5) EXERCISE - COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
Complete each sentence by choosing the correct word.
1. There is so (many, much) smoke coming out of the chimney.
A : much
Q : 2. There are (plenty of, a large amount of) fish in the pond.
A : plenty of
Q : 3. (A little, A few) minutes is all it takes for him to shave.
A : A few
Q : 4. The postman put (a great deal of, a lot of) letters into the bag.
A : a lot of
Q : 5. He threw (a little, some) nuts to the monkeys.
A : some
6. She uses only (a few, a little) cooking oil in her cooking.
A : a little
Q : 7. My hens lay (a large amount of, several) eggs very day.
A : several
Q : 8. (A great deal of, A large number of) dust has collected on the desk.
A : A great deal of
Q : 9. We saw (a large amount of, many) cows grazing in the field.
A : many
§ Q : 10. The butcher sells (a large amount of, a large number of) meat.
A : a large amount of
( 1.6) EXERCISE - GENDER
Change the nouns in bold from the feminine to the masculine.
Q : 1. My aunt visits her niece every week-end.
A : My uncle visits his nephew every week-end.
Q : 2. The lady has several mares on her farm.
A : The gentleman has several stallions on his farm.
Q : 3. The daughter is more talkative than her mother.
A : The son is more talkative than his father.
Q : 4. Does any actress like to play the role of the princess?
A : Does any actor like to play the role of the prince?
Q : 5. Their queen is a widow.
A : Their king is a widower.
Q : 6. The manageress is still a spinster.
A : The manager is still a bachelor.
Q ; 7. In the movie, the tigress was killed by the heroine.
A : In the movie, the tiger was killed by the hero.
Q : 8. His daughter-in-law is a postmistress.
A : His son-in-law is a postmaster.
Q : 9. The countess has one sister.
A : The count has one brother.
Q : 10. The authoress is writing a book about the empress.
A :The author is writing a book about the emperor.
Change the nouns in bold from the masculine to the feminine.
Q : 11. The bridegroom thanked the priest.
A : The bride thanked the priestess.
Q : 12. His brother works as a waiter.
A : His sister works as a waiteress.
Q : 13. The dog barked at the milkman.
A : The bitch barked at the milkmaid.
Q : 14. A cock was killed by a fox.
A : A hen was killed by a vixen.
Q : 15. The manservant has worked many years for the duke.
A : The maidservant has worked many years for the duchess.
Q : 16. Her husband is a conductor.
A : His wife is a conductress.
Q : 17. He was a postman before he became a postmaster.
A : She was a postwoman before she became a postmistress.
Q : 18. The lad wants to be a monk.
A : The lass wants to be a nun.
Q : 19. The sultan owns a stallion.
A : The sultana owns a mare.
Q : 20. Her father-in-law is a landlord.
A : Her mother-in-law is a landlady.
( 1.7) EXERCISE - FORMING NOUNS FROM NOUNS
Fill in the blanks with abstract nouns from the nouns in brackets.
Q ; 1. I had a very happy ______ (child).
A : I had a very happy childhood.
Q : 2. I forgot to renew my _____ (member) in the sailing club.
A : I forgot to renew my membership in the sailing club.
Q : 3. We formed a deep and lasting _____ (friend).
A : We formed a deep and lasting friendship.
Q : 4. He hopes to take over the _____ (leader) of the party.
A : He hopes to take over the leadership of the party.
Q : 5. There are lots of nice people in the _____ (neighbour).
A : There are lots of nice people in the neighbourhood.
§ Q : 6. In the _____ (king) of Thailand, the king commands the respect of every citizen.
A : In the kingdom of Thailand, the king commands the respect of every citizen.
Q : 7. She seems to be enjoying _____ (mother).
A : She seems to be enjoying motherhood.
Q : 8. He had barely reached _____ (man) when he married.
A : He had barely reached manhood when he married.