Golden Rules for Spotting Errors - The Noun - 01
Spotting Errors - The Noun 01
Gender Of The NOUNS
1. Living beings are of two sexes-male or female. The gender of the male is Masculine and of the female is Feminine:
Masculine Nouns: Man, lion, tiger, bull, peacock, heir, actor, hero, fox, poet, priest, Singer, etc.
Feminine Nouns: Bitch, vixen, lioness, nun, daughter, lady, queen, empress, actress, sister, waitress, etc.
Some nouns denote both male and female. Such nouns are called Common Gender.
e.g.: Parent, child, teacher, friend, person, cook, guest, engineer, musician, student, etc.
Neuter Gender: A noun that denotes a thing without life or a thing which is neither male nor female, is called the Neuter Gender.
e.g.: wall, chair, table, notebook, book, bottle, bicycle, scooter, drawer, etc.
Now look at the use of the Gender:
(A) She is a good girl.
(B) He is a good boy.
(C) The man loves his wife.
(D) This baby is cute.
(E) The Lord looked at his lady.
(F) This horse does not like that mare.
(G) It is a good cow.
(H) Meena is an active girl.
(I) Bachchanji is a famous cricketer.
(J) That wall is ruined, but its color was once red.
(K) This is a new table, but its legs are weak.
(L) That foreigner is tall but she looks very fat.
(M) There are many musicians in their class; they are all devoted.
(N) Sometimes we see dogs and bitches moving in groups.
Number Of Nouns
Now look at these sentences:
(1) They have no children.
(2) She is a good girl, but other girls in her class are dual.
(3) I have an umbrella but he has none.
(4) She is a good actress but there are other actresses also.
(5) These benches are quite new.
We see that girl denotes only one girl, girls more than one. In the same way umbrella, actress, show one thing or person but girls, children, actresses, benches denote more than one thing or person. The Noun that denotes one thing or person is in the singular number, while the Noun that denotes more than one person or thing is in a plural number.
1. An abstract Noun generally does not take an article.
e.g.: the honesty, the poverty, the goodness, etc., Are wrong
2. A Proper Noun cannot be used in Plural:
e.g.: Sabarmati, Gangas, Surekhas, etc., Are Wrong.
3. A Proper Noun generally does not take an article:
e.g.: the Suresh, the Udhishthir, The Jalpa, etc., Are wrong.
4. A Proper Noun begins with a capital letter:
e.g.: the Alps, Susmita, Jagdish, the Atlantic, etc., If we write Suresh, Susmita it is wrong.
5. A Collective Nouns can be used in plural:
e.g.: amines, crowds, mobs, etc.
6. Material Nouns generally do not take articles:
e.g.: the gold, the silver, are wrong. They should be only gold, silver, etc.
7. The Verbs governed by the Nouns always go with those Nouns:
e.g.: People are a headache now - a - days.
They have the riches which are useless for them.
The doctor's scissors are very sharp.