Ch – 2
A. Read the passage below and make a list of proper nouns and common
The Loch Ness Monster is a mysterious creature that is said to live in Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. The existence of the monster was first brought to the world’s notice in 1933 by the journalist Alex Campbell who published a report on it in August 1933 in the Inverness Courier. The person who claimed to have seen the monster was George Spicer from London.The existence of the monster has never been established scientifically. Those who believe in the creature claim that it is a surviving species of plesiosaurs which were marine reptiles in the Mesozoic Period. This strange creature is often referred to as Nessie by those who feel fond of it.
Proper nouns : Loch Ness Monster , Scotland,Alex Campbell,August,Inverness Courier,George Spicer,London,Mesozoic Period,Nessie
Common nouns : creature, highland, monster,world’s notice,journalist,report,person,species of plesiosaurs,reptiles
B. Identify the nouns in each of the sentences and say what kind they are.
1. I am going to buy Annie Jong’s new novel. Presto.
Ans – Annie Jong , Presto – proper noun
novel – common noun
2. Courage and honesty make up a sound character.
Ans – courage,honesty – abstract noun
character – common noun
3. Childhood is a time of joy and freedom.
Ans – childhood,time,joy,freedom – abstract noun
4. Mr Nath, my neighbour, works for The Daily Times.
Ans – Mr Nath,The Daily Times – proper noun
neighbour – common noun
5. Love for humanity is the greatest of all religions.
Ans – love,huminity – abstract noun
religion – common noun
6. A team of students will play a match against the staff.
Ans – team – collective noun
students,match,staff – common noun
7. It is better to have chromium fittings in the bathroom.
Ans – chromium – material noun
fittings, bathroom – common noun
8. Blinis are a kind of pancakes popular in Russia.
Ans – Russia – proper noun
blinis,pancakes – common noun
C. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the nouns given in brackets.
1. The two boys stayed in the hostel for one and a half years (year).
2. One of his teeth (tooth) was decaying at an alarming rate.
3. The man is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing (clothing)
4. Both his feet (foot) were injured while playing hockey.
5. The chiefs (chief) of all the organizations met at the venue.
6. The officers’ wives (wife) held a meeting of their association.
7. I have lost my new pair of scissors (scissor).
8. They have sold off all their old furniture (furniture).
9. The clerk at the desk gave me all the information (information) I needed.
10. I could not drink the tea, as there was too much sugar (sugar) in it.