Monday, October 15, 2012

Nouns

名词


A noun is a word that refers to a person, an animal, a place or a thing.
名词是代表人动物地方或东西的词。

e.g.

Person     
girl, teacher, driver, 
uncle
Animal   动物
butterfly, elephant, hen, kangaroo
Place      地方
school, market, village, lake
Thing     东西
clock, banana, money, fork

There are generally three classes of nouns:
名词一般可分成三类:

  •  a common noun is a common name shared by a class of the same kind;
   普通名词是一组相同的物件共同的名称:

        e.g.
            country, watermelon, camel, doctor

  • a proper noun is the name of a particular person, animal , place or thing;
     专有名词是一个人动物地方或东西专有的名称:


        e.g.
            Martin, Garfield, Malaysia, Proton Wira

    * The first letter of proper nouns are written using   
      capital letters.
   专有名词的第一个字母必须大写。

  • a collective noun refers to a group of things that is regarded as one.
     集合名词指一组被视为整体的物件:


            e.g.
            a class of pupils
            a crate of fruits
            a flock of birds


Noun song




Exercise 1
Rewrite the sentences with capital letters.

1.  mrs lim is my english teacher.
     
     ______________________________________

2.  peter and james are uncle tom's sons.
    
      ______________________________________

3.  can you meet us in front of tanjung cinema?

     ______________________________________

4.  julie is going to penang in june.

     ______________________________________

5.  sam is studying in prima college.

     ______________________________________

6.  jade tower is next to maybank.

     ______________________________________

Fill in the blanks with the correct collective nouns.


tribe
library
colony
crew
shoal
fleet

1.  a _______ of fish

2.  a _______ of ships

3.  a _______ of books

4.  a _______ of bats

5.  a _______ of natives

6.  a _______ of sailors



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