Correct Usage of Nouns



Correct Usage of Nouns :



Study carefully the use of the following Nouns.

People

As a Common Noun a people means a nation. It can then be used in both Singular and Plural.

1. The English are a brave people. (Singular)
2. There are many different peoples in Asia. (Plural)


Poetry

This word is never used in the Plural form.

1. I have read several poetries. (Wrong)
2. I am learning a new poetry. (Wrong)
3. I have read several poems. (Right)
4. Do you like poetry? (Right)
5. I am learning a new poem. (Right)


Scenery

This word is never used in the Plural form.

1. The sceneries of Kashmir are very charming. (Wrong)
2. The scenery of Kashmir is very charming. (Right)

But we can say…

1. What a beautiful scene! (Right)
2. A beautiful sight met their eyes. (Right)
3. Such sights are not very common. (Right)


News

This word, though Plural in form, is grammatically Singular. We cannot say…

1. These news are good. (Wrong)
2. This is good news. (Right)
3. The news is good. (Right)
4. We have heard many good news today. (Right)
5. We have heard a lot of good news today. (Right)


Furniture

This word is never used in the Plural form.

1. All the furnitures were destroyed. (Wrong)
2. All the furniture was destroyed. (Right)
3. This room contains ten furnitures. (Wrong)
4. This room contains ten pieces of furniture. (Right)

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