Important English Notes: Rules of Noun For SBI PO,Clerk- 2016 All Exams

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Here we are providing the short notes on English topic (Noun), which will help you to revise whole syllabus day by day...!!!

Rule 1: The following words are uncountable and are normally used in the singular form only. The indefinite article "A or An" Should not be used with them. They have no plural forms. 'A/An' not used before them.
Ex: Luggage / Baggage / Breakage / Advice / Furniture / Information / Scenery / Poetry / Work / Soap / Food / Bread / Fish / Paper / Machinery etc.

Rule 2: The words such as "News / Maths / Ethics / Politics / Phonetics / Economics / Statistics / Measles / Mumps / Rickets / Billiards / Innings" look like plural nouns but give singular meaning. So, they take singular form of verbs.

Rule 3: When preceded by a possessive adjective, the noun takes a plural verb

Rule 4: Some Nouns have the same form whether singular or plural.
Ex: Sheep / Deer / Service / Series / Species /Fish / Apparatus.


Rule 5: The following nouns are always used in the plural form only.
Cattle / People / Police / Electorate / Poultry / Trousers / Scissors / Spectacles / Binoculars / Crackers / Swine / Gentry / Clergy. All these are used with plural form of verbs.

Rule 6: Add 'S' to the main word in compound noun to make it plural.

Rule 7: The possessive case of a compound noun is formed by adding 'S' to the last word.

Rule 8: After the phrases One of / some of/ each of / either of /neither of / any of / none of, a plural form of a noun is used.

Rule 9: Nouns indicating numerals should be used in singular form "A Dozen eggs / Two Dozen Oranges". But say Hundreds of eggs / Houses / A hundred rupees / Two hundred rupees.

Rule 10: After collective nouns either a singular or plural form of verb is used.

Rule 11: An "Apostrophe" and 'S' should be used with living beings only to show possession.

Rule 12: Say, "A five rupee note", " A two mile walk".

Rule 13: Don't say "family members / cousin brother or cousin sister" but say "The members of the family / he or she is my cousin".



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