Tuesday, February 1, 2011

::On The Second Day Of My BEL Class: Part 2::

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Hye everyone!

Today I want to share about grammar that I have learned before holiday. Oppps! I'm sorry Miss Zue[my BEL lecturer]. I wrote this post very late. Actually , I must update a new post every week especially after my BEL class. But I'm not ready yet to write everything in this blog because I must write in English language. Tonight, I must do my work and finish it perfectly! Wow! Unbelievable haha.

On The Second Day Of My BEL Class

Ok! On the second day, Miss Zue teach us about grammar. It's all about NOUNS. Alright! I want to share what the meaning of NOUNS. NOUNS is a word for





Abstract Idea

NOUNS have six categories :

  • Common
  • Proper
  • Countable
  • Uncountable
  • Possessive
  • Collective

BUT I think I must add another two nouns. There are

  • Concrete
  • Abstract

OK. I want to explain about these one by one. Firstly,

1) Common Nouns 

A noun referring to :

  • A Person
  • Place
  • Thing

Did not use capital letter BUT use in capital letter when at the beginning of sentences.

Example:            Tractors are good for farming and also for young boys and girls who want to practice their driving skills.

                               Tractors , boys , girls , skills = Common nouns.

2) Proper Nouns 

  • The nouns represents the name of a specific person [ Ali, Ahmad, Amy etc ]
  • Place [ Sungai Besi, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur etc ]
  • Thing.
  • The names of days of the week.
  • Months.
  • Historical documents.
  • Institutions.
  • Organisations.
  • Religions.

Example:          The teacher asked the student to report on the country of France.

                                     Teacher , student , country = Common nouns.
                                     France                                  =  Proper nouns.

3) Countable Nouns 
Anything / anyone that you can count.

Can make countable nouns as a plural.

Example:          We paint the table red and the chairs blue.

                                    Table, Chairs = Countable Nouns.

4) Uncountable Nouns 
Anything that you cannot / would not count.

Always take a singular verb in a sentence.

Example:          Ali discovered oxygen
                           Oxygen = Uncountable noun.

                            Gravel is more expensive than I thought. 
                       Gravel = Uncountable noun. Gravel followed by 'is' because uncountable noun always take a singular verb in a sentence.

5) Possessive Nouns 

Example:            Sherry's book was very interesting.
                                    Sherry's = possessive nouns referred to book ( singular common noun )

                                    You cannot hold two cows' tails at once.

                                    Cows' = possessive nouns referred to tails ( plural common noun ) 

6) Collective Nouns 
A noun for group of 
  • Person
  • Thing
  • Animals

Example:        The committee met at noon.

                                 Committee = Collective noun.


                                 The team has a game on Saturday.

                                 Team = Collective noun.

7) Concrete Nouns 
A noun that you can 
  • Touch
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Hearing
  • Taste

Example:        The judge handed the files to the clerk.

                                 Judge , Files , Clerk = Concrete Nouns.

8) Abstract Nouns 
A noun that you cannot 
  • Touch
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Hearing
  • Taste

Example:        Some scientists believe that schizophrenia is transmitted genetically.

                                Schizophrenia = Abstract noun.

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