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GRAMMAR
FORM 3
CHAPTER 1: NOUNS
1.1 Singular and Plural Nouns
1.1.1 Singular Noun
A singular noun denotes one person, thing or place.
Example :
A
cactus
One
radio
1.1.2 Plural Noun
A plural noun denotes more than one or many.
a. Plural noun that end with s
Example : egg - eggs
b. Plural noun that end with es
Example : bench - benches
c. Plural noun that end ies
Example : baby babies
d. Plural noun that end with ves
Example : leaf leaves
1.1.3 Irregular Plural Nouns
Some irregular plural nouns do not have a plural form
A tooth teeth
A woman women
1.1.4 Possessive Noun
The possessive form of a Noun shows that something belongs
to someone.
An apostrophe () is added to the noun to show that somebody
owns
something.
Examples
My teachers car is dirty.
The crab bit the dogs tail.
Malaysias national car is the proton Saga

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Exercise 1.1 Write the plural form for each Regular Noun
1

Singular
ants

2.

anchor

3.

actor

athlete

prince

lecturer

house

chart

9.

magazine

10

object

11

fox

Plural
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
5
1
6
1
7
1
8
1
9
2
0
2
1
2
2

Singular
box

Plural

complex
tax
princess
dishes
actress
inch
category
variety
shelf
wolf

Exercise 1.2 Write the correct plural form for eacg Irregular Noun

Singular
mouse

2.

louse

3.

foot

tooth

goose

man

child

ox

Plural
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
5
1
6
1
7
1
8
1
9

Singular
criterion
phenomenon
cactus
stimulus
fungus
nucleus
sheep
deer

Plural

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axis

10

hypothesis

11

analysis

2
0
2
1
2
2

moose
aircraft
species

Exercise 1.3 Some of the sentences contain an incorrect Singular or


Plural Noun. Correct the errors. Put a C if the sentence is already
correct
1. Some of these handbag sell for over RM 400.
__________________________
2. Who gave you that key?______________________
3. Few tourist go to Pulau Langkawi nowadays.
__________________________
4. Both country made a bid to host the Asian Games.
_________________________
5. Most student do not like to have classes in the afternoon
__________________________.
6. I bought many book yesterday._____________________________
7. In most house in Malaysia, there is at least one TV set.
____________________
8. He failed all his tests. _________________________
9. The Kuala Lumpur City Council fined ten hawker for failing to
keep their stalls clean. _____________________
10. Two mouse were sitting in their hole. _________________________
11. Hassan has three brothers and two
sister.________________________
12. Ive got one loose teeth.____________________________
13. Each cell has once nuclei. _________________________
14. One hundred school children took part in the contest.
_______________________
15. There are five pencil on the table._______________________
16. We saw a large caves.____________________
17. I divided a dozen sweet between the two boys.
_____________________
18. Each of the boys has a toy lorries. ________________________
Exercise 1.4

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Proofread the following sentences for errors in Countable (singular
or plural) and Uncountable Nouns. Underline the errors and correct
them.
1. Forty childrens from the orphanage were taken on a
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

sightseeing tours round Putrajaya.


How many time have you been to the library?
These flower cost about RM 50.
My favourite colour are blue and yellow.
I can finish reading this book in two week.
She is saving some money to buy a new pair of shoe.
The furnitures in the room looks old.
A kings and queen live in a castle.
Insects have three pair of leg, but spiders have four pairs of

leg.
10.

Sheile has three niece and four nephew.

Exercise 1.5
Proofread the following sentences for errors in Singular and Plural
Nouns. Underline the errors and correct them.
A flea markets is a place where people can sell thing they no longer
need. There are long table at some flea markets. They may put price
tag on the items. Items for sale at the flea market can still be used.
The owner may have outgrown them or they may just be tired of
them. But they will fit someone else, and they will be new to
someone else. Item at flea market do not cost much money. Some
peoples, sell hobby project at flea markets. There are many
interesting thing to see and buy at flea market.
(12 errors)
Exercise 1.6
Rewrite each of the following in the form of a Possessive Noun.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

coat belonging to the boy


kites belonging to the children
Computers belonging to the students
Presents belonging to Chris
Eyes belonging to owls
Park belonging to the people

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7. Room belonging to the women
8. Staff belonging to the manager
9. Files belonging to the man
10.
Shoes belonging to Daniel
Exercise 1.7
Put an apostrophe where necessary.
1. Students may borrow at least four books from the library.
2. Fatimahs husband bought the red silk blouse when he visited
his uncles factory.
3. My brother is staying in the boys hostel.
4. The mens toilet is on the first floor while the ladies toilet is on
the ground floor.
5. The thieves stole the rich mans watch and also his wifes
diamond bracelet.
6. The naughty children pulled the donkeys tails.
7. The students test papers were missing.
8. Francis last name is Jupiter.
9. The black dog bit the postmans legs.
10.
My mothers sister is my aunt.
11.
Friends are like flowers in your life.
12.
Fireman are trained to save peoples lives.
13.
The baby is sleeping soundly in her mothers room.
14.
That shop sells only womens clothing.
15.
He wants to write an essay about mothers day.