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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Compound Nouns

Definition: A compound noun is a noun made up of two or more words. Each word makes up part of the meaning of the noun.

A compound is a word composed of more than one free morpheme. The English language, like many others, uses compounds frequently. English compounds may be classified in several ways, such as the word classes or the semantic relationship of their components.

Compound Nouns-English Grammar

Compound Nouns-English Grammar

Compound nouns can be written three ways:

A single word

Two words



Rain Forest



ice cream


A compound noun is the sum of its two parts. However, there are some words that aren't compound nouns even though they can be broken up into two words. One example is a compound adjective.

A half-eaten pie

(Half-eaten describes the pie, so it is an adjective, not a noun.)

Two-word proper nouns can also be classified as compound nouns. Remember that proper nouns name specific people, places, and things.

  • Angkor Wat
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Nelson Mandela

Hint:Single-word compounds and hyphenated compounds are easy to spot, but two-word compounds can be tricky. Ask yourself, "Would I find both words together as a single entry in the dictionary?" For example, if you compare the phrase cold water with the compound noun ice cream, you can see the difference. In the phrase cold water, cold is an adjective that describes the noun water. However, ice cream is a compound noun because ice is not an adjective describing cream. The two words work together to create a single noun. To check the spelling of a compound noun, look it up in the dictionary.

When a compound noun is a single word, make it plural by adding s to the end. If the compound noun is hyphenated or composed of two separate words, remember to add s only to the word that is plural.

  • one mother-in-law ⇒ two mothers-in-law
  • (There are two mothers, not two laws.)
  • one director general ⇒ two directors general
  • (There are two directors, not two generals.)

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Singular and Plural Nouns

In linguistics, grammatical number is a grammatical category of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verb agreement that expresses count distinctions.

 Definition: Singular means only one. Plural means more than one.

In order to make a noun plural, it is usually only necessary to add s. However, there are many irregular nouns that add es. The rules for spelling plural nouns are based on the letters at the end of the word. The chart below breaks up the rules into categories so that they are easier to remember.

Singular and Plural Nouns

Singular and Plural Nouns

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Singular and Plural Nouns
 Singular and Plural Nouns

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In this lesson you will learn the rest of the rules for spelling plural nouns.

Singular and Plural Nouns2

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The chart below explains some exceptions to the rules.

Singular and Plural Nouns3

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Are you confused yet? The easiest way to handle the plural nouns in this lesson is to remember a few shortcuts:

  • Memorize the short list of words that must end in es.
  • Add es to words that end in consonant + o.
  • For words that end in consonant + y, change y to i and add es.
  • Remember that foreign words usually end in s, not es.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Common and Proper Nouns

A proper noun is a noun that identifies a single entity and is used to refer to that entity, such as London, Jupiter, Sarah, or Microsoft, as distinguished from a common noun, which is a noun that refers to a class of entities and may be used when referring to instances of a specific class.

Common and Proper Nouns-English Grammar

Common and Proper Nouns

Definition: Common nouns name any person, place, thing, or idea. They are not capitalized unless they come at the beginning of a sentence. Proper nouns are the names of specific people, places, things, or ideas. Proper nouns should always be capitalized.

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Common Proper

boy James

river Mississippi River

car Ford

doctor Doctor Jefferson

town Rockledge

candy bar Baby Ruth

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