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Practical English Learning – IV
Nouns group VI
- There are some nouns that express length, measure, money, weight, and number.
- These nouns when preceded by a numeral remain unchanged in form.
- Such nouns are the members of this group.
Some members of the group are listed below:
The boys caught a six-feet cobra. (Incorrect)
The boys caught a six-foot cobra. (Correct)
It was a five-years project. (Incorrect)
It was a five-year project. (Correct)
Six hundreds miles is a long distance. (Incorrect)
Six hundred miles is a long distance. (Correct)
I bought four dozens bananas. (Incorrect)
I bought four dozen bananas. (Correct)
Very few people reach the age of four scores. (Incorrect)
Very few people reach the age of four score. (Correct)
Non Group VII:
Nouns with two meanings in the singular and only one in the plural are members of this group.
|Noun in Singular||Its Meanings (two)||Noun in Plural||Its Meaning (Only one)|
|Abuse||(i) Wrong use||Abuses||Wrong practices|
|(ii) Rude and offensive remarks about a person||(Evils)|
|(ii) Body of armed men|
|Issue||(i) Topic for discussion||Issues||Topics for discussion|
|(ii) Acquisition of wealth|
|Powder||(i)Dust||Powders||Doses of medicine|
|(ii) A dose of medicine in fine grains like dust.|
- The system of paying cash incentive is open to abuse. (Wrong use)
- He hurled a stream of abuse at his wife, (Rude and offensive remarks about a person)
- We must put a stop to political abuses. (Wrong practices)
- Wood is used in almost all modem houses. (Timber)
- He lives in a (Forest)
- Woods are fast disappearing from India (Forests)
- Force should be met with (Strength)
- Police force was used to disperse the mob. (Body of armed men)
- The Indian forces are known for their bravery and loyalty. (Troops)
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