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  1. Let me give you a ……… of advice.
  2. There is an amazing..............of news in the paper.
  3. A..............of stairs takes you to another floor.
  4. Could I have one more..............of paper, please?
  5. Put another..............of ice in your drink.
  6. Linda has a lovely..............of hair.
  7. How about another.......of cake?
  8. We bought Tim and Sarah a..............of cutlery for a wedding present.
  9. There was not a single..............of grass left standing.
  10. The ..............of lightning was followed by a..............of thunder.

Complete each sentence with one suitable word from the list. Use each word once only.

Accommodation bread cookery lightning spelling

Advice cash information luggage parking

 

  1. I can't cut this loaf. Do you have a proper ..bread.....knife?
  2. I'm afraid that ‘rinnummeration' is a.............................mistake
  3. There's usually a/an.............................space opposite the shopping mall.
  4. We need a/an.............................box to keep the money in.
  5. The tourist board have built a/an.............................centre near the castle.
  6. We were advised to put a/an.............................conductor on the roof.
  7. Maggie used to write a/an.............................column in a women’s magazine.
  8. These suitcases are rather heavy. We must take a/an.............................trolley.
  9. I must rush. I'm going to a/an.............................class.
  10. Jane found her flat through a/an.............................agency.

10. Correct the errors:

  1. The news are bad, I’m sorry to say.
  2. She knows a great many persons.
  3. Stress at work is not a phenomena which has developed quite recently.
  4. Our head office is situated in a pleasant surrounding.
  5. Are the staffs still unhappy with the new arrangements?

Reference Points

­ Nouns plural in form may refer to singular entities (eg. binoculars, pants), and some nouns functioning as singulars refer to several events (eg. news, athletics). Collective nouns, such as committee, team, family, can take it/which, stressing the unity of the group, or they/who – stressing the personal individuality of its members.

­ Although English has no grammatical gender, many nouns are given variable gender when thought of in an intimate way: vehicles and countries are often called she (as well as it), a baby is referred to as it, pets are he or she, guns, tanks and trucks which won’t go remain she, computer devices are given male pet names and pronouns.

 

­ The English possessive case can express other meanings: a week’s leave, a summer’s day, the man’s release

 

­ We do not use a/an or a number with these words: trousers, binoculars, shorts, shoes, gloves, pajamas, tights, glasses, earrings, socks, scissors, etc. We use the phrase a pair of... instead.

 

­ common uncountable nouns

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­ common pieces and amounts


a loaf/slice of bread

A knob of butter

a bar/piece/square of chocolate

a bolt/length/piece of cloth

A lump of coal

an ear/sheaf of corn

a speck/particle/cloud of dust

a wisp/bank/patch of fog


a sliver/splinter/pane of glass

a blob of glue/ wax

A blade of grass

a lock/strand/wisp/tuft/mop/shock of hair

A bale of hay

a plot/area of land

a ray/beam/shaft of light

A dose of medicine

a wad/sum of money

a piece/sheet/scrap of paper

a grain of rice/ sand/ truth

a coil/length/piece of rope

a grain/pinch of salt

a cloud/blanket/column/puff/wisp of smoke

a flake/blanket of snow

a bar/cake of soap

a measure/slug/tot of spirits

a slab/block of stone

a ball/piece/length of string

a ball/spool of wool

a grain/lump of sugar

a bead/drop/trickle of sweat

A reel of tape

a reel/strand of thread

a strand/piece/length of wire

a grain/sheaf of wheat





 


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