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GRAMMAR: How to use the definite article with abstract uncountable nouns
 
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We all want to be happy, but when do you just say ‘happiness’ and when is ‘the happiness’ the right thing to say. Find out with Catherine, Callum and Finn in this episode of 6 Minute Grammar. You can find more practice activities on our website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/intermediate/unit-16/session-2
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Article or no article?
 
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In this lesson we look at many nouns which are both countable and uncountable. Uncountable nouns (used in a general sense) have no article, whereas countable nouns MUST have an article. Here are some examples of words being used as countable and uncountable nouns. War is a racket. War is hell. All is fair in love and war There was a war in northern Europe. The argument was a war of words. The party was a disaster. 50 people perished in the disaster Disaster struck. This would spell disaster for the company. I did it by accident! It was an accident! I saw a terrible accident on the way to work. You can find more lessons on my website. https://www.skype-lessons.com/ Please use a good learners dictionary to find out if the word can be both countable and uncountable.
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Grammar: Using THE with common and abstract nouns
 
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An abstract noun is a word that means a general concept or idea, like "life" or "friendship". We can use "the" with common nouns, as in "the sky is blue". But can we use "the" with abstract nouns? For example, would you say "happiness is important" or "the happiness is important"? If you are not sure, watch this lesson to learn when to use "the" with general and abstract nouns. Don't forget to take the quiz afterwards to test your understanding! http://www.engvid.com/grammar-the-common-abstract-nouns/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. I'm Rebecca from engVid. Many English learners have trouble deciding when to use "the" or no "the", so I understand that problem, I know it can be a little bit confusing, but I believe that by the end of this lesson, you're going to find it much easier. Okay? So let's start with a little quiz first to see where you stand regarding that word "the". So, let's look at this first example. Should you say: "Life is beautiful." or "The life is beautiful."? Okay. Think about it. Decide. Another one: "Friendship is precious." or "The friendship is precious."? Which one is right? Think for yourself. We'll do one more, and then I'll give you the answers. "Happiness is important." or "The happiness is important."? Which one is correct? Do you know? How do you know? How do you decide which one is right? I'll tell you. When we're talking about something which is a general concept or idea, then we do not use "the". Okay? For example, let's take the first one. "Life is beautiful." Now, life is a general concept, so we do not need "the". So, this is the correct answer. All right? Not this. "Life is beautiful." Because life is a general idea, a general concept. Okay? We're not talking about anything specific. If we say: "The life of wise people is beautiful." that is something specific, and then we would be correct to say: "The life". Okay? But if we're just talking in general, then no "the". Let's look at the next example. "Friendship is precious." Again, friendship is a general idea or a general concept, so this is correct. Okay? In this example, this one was wrong. But if I said, for example: "The friendship between those two children is precious." then that would be fine, because now I'm specifying which friendship. Right? The friendship between those two children, so then it becomes specific, and then we would use "the". But in this example, this is correct. Okay? Just like this was, and this is wrong, because this is a general idea. Okay? Next one: "Happiness is important." By now you know, again, happiness is a general idea, a general concept, so this is correct. In this example, it would be wrong to say: "The happiness", because: The happiness of what? So, if we say: "The happiness of my family is important." that's fine. That's very good. That would be a perfect sentence. But in this case, we cannot say: "The happiness is important." because we didn't specify which happiness. Okay? So, in this case, that's wrong, and this is correct. Okay? Now, the same principle applies to these. See if you can figure it out. Okay? "I want to make money." or "I want to make the money."? Which one do you think is right? Are we speaking in general, or are we speaking specifically? Well, we are speaking in general right now, so this is correct, because we're just talking about money; we didn't say which money. I want to make money. Right? General idea. If I said, for example: "I want to make the money I need to pay my rent." that's specific, so then I could say: "the money", because I'm explaining after that which money. Okay? But in this example, no. Next one: "She wants to lose weight." or "She wants to lose the weight."? Is it general or is it specific? What do you think? It's still general. Good. By now you're getting really smart. "She wants to lose weight." is a general term. Right? We're just talking about weight in general; not any specific weight. But if I say: "She wants to lose the weight she put on during the holidays." that's specific, and then I need "the". Okay? But not in this example. So, last one here: "He needs to earn respect." or do we say: "He needs to earn the respect."? Is it general or is it specific? By now you know, you'll really know. It's general. Very good. Okay? Because we didn't talk about any specific respect; we're talking about respect in general. So: "He needs to earn respect." But if this was being used, it would be something like: "He needs to earn the respect of his peers." Peers are people your age. Okay? Or: "He needs to earn the respect of his employees." for example, or "of his parents". Then it becomes specific. Which respect? The respect of his parents, the respect of his employees. All right? So, if it was specific, then we could say "the", but when we're just talking in general, we don't need "the". "Life is beautiful.", "Friendship is precious.", "Happiness is important.", "I want to make money.", "She wants to lose weight.", "He needs to earn respect."
Use of English: Abstract Nouns
 
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Cambridge author Peter Lucantoni in a training video on abstract nouns for learners of English as a Second Language. Take a look at the video and try answering the questions. Then download the video transcript and answers. http://education.cambridge.org/media/2276107/Use-of-English-Abstract-Nouns.pdf Peter Lucantoni has had a long career in English language teaching and teacher training in Europe, the Middle East, and, since 1993, in Cyprus. He is the author and co-author of several popular coursebooks for students including Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (fourth edition).
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Basic English Grammar - Abstract Noun | Spoken English | Beginners English Grammar
 
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A right way to step into digital world. This video is explains about Abstract noun Definition and use of abstract nouns. It provides various examples related to abstract nouns.
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Articles before Countable and Uncountable Nouns
 
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Articles (Generic Nouns) - Lesson 23 - English Grammar
 
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Topic: Using the Definite Article (the) with Generic Nouns. Learn patterns for making generic nouns when talking about musical instruments, inventions, and animals. Level: Intermediate to advanced. NOTE: I'm very sorry to announce as of January 2012 links to EnglishCafe will no longer be active due to the site closing. I was very lucky to be a part of that online community while it lasted. I'm also sorry for the loss of additional materials for learners. TEACHERS: Related teaching ideas are posted on my WordPress blog: http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/from-the-washer-and-dryer-to-the-blue-whale-3-activities-for-generic-nouns/ http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/online-shopping-using-online-ads-to-teach-articles/ Music acknowledgments: "Ambiental" by DAFILEMAN retrieved from http://www.flashkit.com/loops/Easy_Listening/AMBIENTA-DAFILEMA-2384/ "Sunday Night" by MPDeluxe retrieved from http://www.flashkit.com/loops/Easy_Listening/Jazz/sunday_n-MPdeLuxe-8312/
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English Grammar || abstract nouns || trick to identify abstract nouns
 
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the best trick to identify Abstract Nouns
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Collective Noun & Abstract Noun ~ Grammar Class
 
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Mr Coller teaches Concrete and Abstract Nouns
 
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In this enthralling episode of 'Mr Coller Teaches...', Mr Coller teaches Concrete and Abstract nouns.
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3.4 When can I use indefinite articles with uncountable nouns?
 
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This video explores when and how to use indefinite articles with uncountable nouns. Examples are shared and you have a chance to test yourself too!
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Abstract Nouns
 
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This project was created with Explain Everything ™ Interactive Whiteboard for iPad. This video uses resources from Nicole Shelby and Can't Stop Smiling from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Views: 2543 Leandra Gute
Using zero articles - BBC English Class
 
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Zero articles: Many nouns have a little grammar word in front of them. Often it's one of the articles, the, a, or an. Some nouns though do not normally need articles. Dan takes us through some of the main groups of nouns that don't require articles, and does it all in 90 seconds. Learn more here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-9/session-1
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Uncountable English Nouns | Fix Common Grammar Mistakes & Errors
 
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Grab the short course for $1! 👇👇👇 Stop making the 10 most common Mistakes English Learners Make! https://www.mmmenglish.com/grammar-challenge/ In this course you’ll practise what you learned in this lesson about uncountable nouns with quizzes and worksheets. PLUS, there are 9 more grammar lessons and quizzes to help you practise! So many of YOUR English mistakes are related to the way that you use nouns! In this free video lesson, we are going to improve your use of English nouns! There are two types of nouns - countable and uncountable. Knowing the difference between them and how you can use these types of nouns is really important. It affects how you use: - articles (a/an/the) - much/many - some/any - a little/a few - so/such Learning and understanding how countable and uncountable nouns are used differently in English will DRAMATICALLY improve your grammar! I've made a worksheet that you can download so you can practice what you learn in this lesson. This video, we’ll focus on uncountable nouns. You can check out my lesson on countable nouns right here: https://youtu.be/XWkRGtCd3eY What you need to know about uncountable nouns: Uncountable nouns are difficult to count! All of these nouns are uncountable: - Liquids (water, milk, wine) - Powders (flour, coffee, sugar) - gases (air) - electricity, money, music... - abstract nouns (like happiness, motivation and luck) Uncountable nouns have only one form - they cannot be plural. You can’t use 'a' or 'an' with uncountable nouns because they are used with singular nouns (one) - and uncountable nouns can’t be counted! You can’t use numbers with uncountable nouns! You can use ‘some’ with uncountable nouns - because we use it to say there is an amount, but not a specific amount. But you can also use uncountable nouns WITHOUT ‘some’: Can you get rice from the supermarket? When it’s not important to say how much! Watch the video lesson to learn how you can quantify uncountable nouns. Some uncountable nouns that are commonly used Most Common Mistakes that I see with uncountable nouns? Advice knowledge information news luggage furniture equipment Read the full transcript to this video on my blog: https://www.mmmenglish.com/2017/05/31/countable-uncountable-english-nouns-fix-common-grammar-mistakes-errors/#uncountable-nouns Get Grammarly Grammar Checker FREE! https://grammarly.go2cloud.org/SHp9 English Listening practice - Try Audible for FREE! http://www.audibletrial.com/mmmEnglish Improve your English pronunciation and speaking skills by practicing with the mmmEnglish Imitation Technique! (SERIES 1) Storytelling: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation/ (SERIES 2) Describing people's personality and behaviour: https://www.mmmenglish.com/imitation-2 CONTACT mmmEnglish: mmmEnglish Website: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglish Find me on Facebook: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishFB Find me on Instagram: http://bit.ly/mmmEnglishInsta Ladies Facebook Group http://bit.ly/LadiesLoveEnglish TweetMe on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TweetMmmEnglish Music Credit: Crimson Fly - Huma-Huma: https://youtu.be/qpxhgby-ONI
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Abstract and Concrete Nouns
 
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This animation teaches the learner about abstract and concrete nouns and how to identify them in sentences. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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English Grammar: Articles + Noun
 
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An easy video about English articles and how to use them with nouns. You will study the articles 'a', 'an' and 'the'. Esther does a good job of explaining the difference in these articles. ———————————— Join Us to Support Us! ———————————— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_OskgZBoS4dAnVUgJVexcw/join ———————————— Check us out! ———————————— Please support us through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ShawEnglish Website: http://www.shawenglish.com Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawenglish/ Learn English With Robin (Facebook Group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/162048911162706/ Learn English With Robin (Whatsapp, Skype, Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk) https://shawenglish.com/skype-online-english-lessons/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shawenglishonline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShawEnglishNow Naver Café (네이버 카페): http://cafe.naver.com/shawenglish ———————————— Message from Robin Shaw ———————————— Hello, I am Robin Shaw. Thank you for watching my videos. I’m a Canadian who lives in Korea, but loves to travel to many countries and meet students. I have been an English teacher for almost 20 years. I love teaching students from around the world. Please help and support this channel by subscribing, commenting, sharing, and clicking ‘like’ on my videos. ———————————— My Other Channel ———————————— If you are interested in Korea, this is my other YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConnectKoreaMedia Website: http://www.connectkorea.com Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connectkorea/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connectkorea/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnectKoreaNow
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Concrete and Abstract Noun
 
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In this video, you will learn about the 3rd category of Noun Concrete Nouns and Abstract Noun To learn about another categories of Nouns, see the links below : 1. Common Noun and Proper Noun, click on below link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNC9_f1oFuE&list=PLMfo9NXs6ZfHIcdGPq4TtfPxRm873Bh0r 2. Countable and Uncountable Nouns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP8L6vFrRQM&list=PLMfo9NXs6ZfHIcdGPq4TtfPxRm873Bh0r&index=2
Views: 25440 Nihir Shah
NOUNS, ARTICLES AND ADJECTIVES. BEGINNER LESSON 11
 
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Beginner lesson 11 Nouns, Articles and Adjectives In this English grammar lesson you'll learn some basic rules on the use of the articles 'a', 'an' and 'the'. We will end the lesson with a gap-filling exercise, so you can test your understanding. Let us know how you did in the comments. Visit our website and download exercises to the video for practicing this topic: http://losangelesenglishschool.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=13 We hope it'll be helpful for you! Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/Losangelesenglishschool ________________________________________ The indefinite articles "a" and "an" are used with singular countable nouns when we mention something or someone for the first time. "A" is used before consonants and "an" - before vowels. We use "the" if it's clear for a listener what thing or person we talk about. We don't use an article with the names of cities or countries. But we say the USA. (We use "the" with the names of countries which have the words like states, republic, kingdom, or union) New York is a city. (a + noun) New York is big.(adjective) New York is a big city. (a + adjective + noun) He has an umbrella. (an + noun which starts with the vowel "u") The umbrella is blue. (the + noun cause we know what umbrella we mean) He has a blue umbrella. (a + adjective which begins with the consonant "b" + noun) #freeenglish #freeenglishlessons #бесплатноанглийскийязык #урокианглийскийбесплатно English courses for adults and young adult learners "Los Angeles English School". Learning English in Los Angeles English language school is realized by means of a specially designed program developed according to international standards of teaching English as the second language. With this program beginners in English start to speak confidently just in a couple of months of having classes. The main components of the course are constant communication of each student with teachers, systematic revising and strengthening of vocabulary and grammar, watching short videos, listening to audios on various, the most essential topics (from easy to complicated ones).
English grammar || Articles || Definite article with proper nouns || Learn English || Speak English
 
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Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 5. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 7. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 6. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Articles and Collective Nouns
 
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This lesson deals with how we use articles (A and THE) with collective nouns (group, team, pack etc...). A family of 5 A pack of wolves A selection of sweets A gang of thugs A large percentage of women go to work by car. (women compared to other women) The percentage of women who go to work by car is greater than the percentage of men (women compared to men). Rumours of Catholic plots swirled through the streets. The rumours of Catholic plots which swirled through the streets created panic. Millions of people live in this town. The millions of people who live in this town are very angry. There are more lessons on my website https://www.skype-lessons.com/
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Abstract Nouns (explanation with examples)
 
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English_e-9-10-intro-abstract-noun-1.mp4
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Primary Teaching Tips: How to Teach an Abstract Noun Poem
 
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Primary Teaching Tips: How to Teach an Abstract Noun Poem A fantastic teaching idea that will make you a better educator! In this video, Stephen talks you through how to teach an abstract noun poem. This lesson sequence will capture the imagination of your pupils and deliver a fabulous piece of writing. It's perfect for primary school teachers and homeschoolers who want to improve how they teach children to write poetry. The PowerPoint presentation is available at www.UnicornWriting.com Check out www.UnicornWriting.com for articles and teaching resources. Subscribe to my channel Unicorn Writing for weekly videos on teaching writing more effectively. Thanks! Stephen
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Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 3. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 2. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Abstract Noun (Definition) and Example - Learn Basic English Grammar | Kids Learning Video
 
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Learn about indefinite articles with singular countable nouns - BBC English Class
 
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http://www.bbclearningenglish.com English has three kinds of articles. Definite articles, zero articles and the indefinite articles a and an. Indefinite articles are used in a number of ways. Dan challenges himself to explain some of these uses in 90 seconds. Can he do it? Watch the video to find. Learn more and test your understanding here http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/upper-intermediate/unit-9/session-1
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How to Use the Definite Article (THE) & Zero Article (X) | Grammar Lesson
 
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Articles are those tricky little words we often find before nouns. Sometimes we use them and sometimes we don't. In this lesson, we'll look at the difference between the Definite Article (THE) and the Zero Article (X). We'll talk about how to use these articles (or how NOT to use them), and some of the rules we should follow to help us become better speakers and writers. LINKS TO PRACTICE & IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH Improve Your Listening w/ Audiobooks. FREE TRAIL! http://www.audibletrial.com/InteractiveEnglish Find an English Teacher/Tutor (Recommended Sites) italki: http://bit.ly/italki_InteractiveEnglish Lingoda: http://bit.ly/Lingoda_InteractiveEnglish Verbling: http://bit.ly/Verbling_InteractiveEnglish Eliminate Writing Mistakes Grammarly: http://bit.ly/Grammarly_InteractiveEnglish Read about Wes’ Teaching Adventures Happy Time Go Fast (South Korea): http://amzn.to/2FmYhSS Watermelon Is Life (Namibia): http://amzn.to/2FEjE1j Learn English with Us on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InteractiveEng/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/interactiveeng/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/interactiveeng Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/interactiveeng Other Shout-Outs: Royalty-free images provided by Pixabay **Affiliate Links: Please know that links to Audible, italki, Lingoda, Verbling, Grammarly, as well as any Amazon products are affiliate links. We earn commission through these links. THANKS FOR WATCHING!
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Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Часть 1. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Употребление артиклей с конкретными и абстрактными именами существительными. www.boomzo-english.ru онлайн уроки с преподавателями английского языка. Подписывайся на наш канал и изучай английский онлайн с преподавателем абсолютно бесплатно в удобном месте в удобное время!
Collective Noun and Abstract Noun | Learn English Online
 
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SuccessCDs Education ( https://www.youtube.com/successcds1 ) is an online channel focused on providing education through Videos as per CBSE, ICSE and NCERT syllabi upto Class 12 (K-12) for English, Hindi, Science, Social Science, Sanskrit and other subjects. Also visit our Channel for Entrance Exams in India FAQs & Application Process, GK & Current Affairs, Communication Skills and Self Improvement Videos Our website ( https://www.successcds.net ) is one of the leading portal on Entrance Exams and Admissions in India. "About this Video" Collective Noun & Abstract Noun - English Grammar Lessons by Ranjna Vedhera. Collective Noun It is the name for a group or collection of people, animals or things which are spoken of as a whole. Examples: Crowd, mob, army, Fleet, Herd, Jury, Family and Parliament Crowd or Mob: Collection of people. (A crowd gathered at the place of accident) An Army: Collection of soldiers / fighters . (Our Army fought bravely against the enemy) A herd: Collection of animals. (A herd of cows are grazing in the field) A fleet: The police, the jury. (The jury found the prisoner guilty) Exercise for Practice Wise people do not follow a mob. The police are trying to maintain law and order in the city. Our family is going for a picnic. A pack of wolves was seen in the forest. Abstract Noun 1. Roses spread beautiful fragrance. 2. Boys are making a noise. 3. A child's suffering upsets parents very much. 4. I noticed a movement in the bushes. More Examples: Quality / Feelings: Kindness, Cruelty, Honesty, Wisdom, Bravery, Laughter, Theft, Movement and Judgment. State: Comfort, Luxury, Slavery, Sickness and Death The name of subjects, arts and sciences are also abstract nouns. Examples: - English, French, Chemistry and Physics etc. Some abstract nouns are formed from: Adjectives: Examples: - Good Goodness Brave Bravely Honest Honesty Action: Examples: - Laugh Laughter Obey Obedience Defend Defence From common nouns: Examples:- Child Childhood Slave Slavery King Kingdom Exercises For Practice Recognize and underline nouns in the sentences given below, also mention whether they are common, proper collective or abstract nouns. 1. He is a man of great wisdom. 2. Beauty lies in the eyes of the on looker. 3. Courage is a very rare virtue. 4. Honesty is the best Policy. 5. Everybody wants to live in comfort. For more Education Videos watch https://videos.successcds.net How to learn English online ? Here's how - Check out our English learning videos to learn english Grammar online. You can improve English online by going through our channel Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/SuccessCD https://google.com/+successcds https://twitter.com/entranceexam https://twitter.com/successcds https://www.youtube.com/successcds1 https://www.youtube.com/englishacademy1
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English Grammar 3 - Articles 3 - Identification of specific common nouns
 
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In this video we discuss 10 scenarios which would help us decide if the common noun becomes specific or not. We always use "the" with specific common nouns.
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Learn  English Grammar (In Hindi)  ABSTRACT NOUNS Lesson-14
 
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Hello Friends, In this video we will learn about ABSTRACT NOUNS this is exactly opposite of the CONCRETE NOUNS. ABSTRACT NOUN is the name of a thing we cannot SEE or TOUCH. We can only feel it. An Abstract Noun is a type of noun that refers to something with which a person cannot physically interact. A noun is a person, place or thing. However, in many cases the "Thing" might be an intangible concept- which mean it is an abstract form of noun. A noun that is abstract, concept, idea, experience, state of being, trait, quality, feeling or other entity . Please also visit following links to see my other videos. 1) Lesson 1 - First, Second, Third Person - Pronoun - https://youtu.be/JU44NvPc_u8 2) Lesson 2 - Verb Forms of "To be" Part 1 - Learn English - https://youtu.be/Fjq8Xy6NCYo 3) Lesson 3 - Verb Forms of "To be" Part 2 - Learn English - https://youtu.be/Ijx4d8NvRoA 4) Lesson 4 - Verb Forms of "To be" Part 3 - https://youtu.be/j-Nz5zECK8o 5) Lesson 5 - NOUNS | Person, Place, Animal, Thing - https://youtu.be/bK5yQYWf79U 6) Lesson 6 - COMMON NOUNS | Person, Place, Animal, Thing - https://youtu.be/yBCelJYsujo 7) Lesson 7-PROPER NOUN-I Person,Place https://youtu.be/YWUB2rOlBqY 8) Lesson 8 - हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar PROPER NOUN PART-II https://youtu.be/WHL2uwtPYew 9) Lesson 9 - हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar CONSONANTS & VOWELS - https://youtu.be/KhBIo3vgDKM 10) Lesson 10 - हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar ARTICLES PART-I - https://youtu.be/jiL_vuFtNw 11) Lesson 11- हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar ARTICLES PART-II https://youtu.be/QvxcAaUbkGg 12) Lesson 12- हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar COLLECTIVE NOUNS https://youtu.be/2ooEokN12B8 13) Lesson 13हिन्दीमें सीखें English Grammar CONCRETE NOUNS https://youtu.be/tlHKHf3cA-o Thank you for watching. Please subscribe for more tutorials.
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Abstract Noun
 
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Abstract Noun - An Abstract Noun is the noun type which tells a quality, action or state. It contains ideas, emotions and feelings also. Quality - Honesty, beauty, hardness, ugliness and heaviness etc. Action - Digestion, hunger, thinking, laughter, flight, sight, greed etc. State - Childhood, youth, old-age, teenage etc. Others - Love, hope, peace, courage, goodness, happiness, height, weight, distance, life, death, poverty, abundance etc. Note - Suffix - ing - tiring, terrifying, frustrating, boring, interesting, fascinting, frightening, surprising etc. Suffix - ion - hesitation, completion, confession, permission, expansion, tension etc. Suffix - ity- activity, divinity, opportunity, publicity, popularity etc. Suffix - ment - punishment, requirement, compliment, embarrassment, amazement etc. Suffix - ness - goodness, happiness, sadness, hardness, softness etc. Suffix - age - bondage, coverage, age, advantage, average etc. Suffix - dom - kingdom, freedom, stardom, dukedom, boredom etc. Suffix - ance - abundance, importance, tolerance, radiance, relevance etc. Suffix - ence - sequence; existence; silence; conference; experience; patience; confidence etc. Suffix - ship - ownership, courtship, ridership, spaceship, friendship etc. Suffix - acy - accuracy; conspiracy; intimacy; piracy; legacy; intricacy; primacy; adequacy; delicacy; legitimacy; aristocracy; pharmacy; privacy; democracy; lunacy; bureaucracy; literacy etc. Suffix - hood - selfhood, monkhood, maidhood, wifehood, serfhood, kinghood, girlhood, babyhood etc. Suffix - dum - memorandum, referendum, agendum, papdum etc. Suffix - ability - Liability, probability, instability, affordability, variability, workability etc. Key Points - 1. It is singular and takes singular verb. 2. Capital letter starting - not necessary 3. Does not take an article 4. It is uncountable * It becomes common noun when it is added with a person/another noun. Eg. Cunningness of a fox is very famous for the clever person. (In this example the work 'cunningness' is a common noun.)
Abstract nouns
 
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Английский. Articles with Concrete and Abstract Nouns. Английские артикли. 英语. 英文文章
 
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Abstract, Material and Concrete Nouns
 
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This animation teaches the learner to define and identify abstract nouns, material nouns and concrete nouns. This is a product of Mexus Education Pvt. Ltd., an education innovations company based in Mumbai, India. http://www.mexuseducation.com, http://www.ikenstore.in
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Concrete and abstract nouns | The parts of speech | Grammar | Khan Academy
 
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The difference between concrete and abstract nouns can be a little fuzzy. Let's start by focusing on the word origins of "concrete" and "abstract", and see if that gives us a way in. Practice this yourself on Khan Academy right now: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-nouns/e/abstract-and-concrete-nouns?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=grammar Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-verbs/v/introduction-to-verbs-the-parts-of-speech-grammar?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=grammar Missed the previous lesson? https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/partsofspeech/grammar-nouns/v/bonus-video-origin-of-the-mutant-plural-the-parts-of-speech-grammar?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=grammar Grammar on Khan Academy: Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. This section is about Standard American English, but there's something here for everyone. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Grammar channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8JT97hQjMVWeO0B-x8eVxQ?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Abstract Nouns | English Grammar Exercises For Kids | English Grammar For Children
 
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Pebbles present Learn English Speaking, Learn English Grammar Exercises, Learn English Conversations for kids, Learn English Grammar Full Course For Children. Pebbles also offers a variety of other stories such as Grandma Stories, Grandpa Stories for kids, Moral Stories for kids, Animal Stories for Kids, Jungle Stories for kids, Panchatantra Stories for Children, Birbal the Wise, Tenali Raman, Fairy Tales and many more. The most popular, interesting & ancient stories for babies, nursery kids & children of all age groups by Pebbles Kids Learning Channel. Learn English Grammar contains the following Videos Pronouns and Kinds of Pronouns, Tenses, Continuous Tense, Comparison of Adverbs, Conditional Sentences, Phrase and Clause, Determiners, Imperative Sentences Articles, Sentences, Kinds of Sentences, Nouns, Auxiliary Verbs, Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Adjectives, Kinds of Adjectives, Conjunctions, Interjections, Prepositions, Gender, Adverbs, Degrees of Comparison, Active Voice Passive Voice, Agreement of Verbs, Connectors, Present Simple Negative Verbs, Reported Speech, Question Words English Grammar Exercise Videos are as follows Pronouns, Subject Pronouns, Object Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns, Reflexive Pronouns, Reciprocal Pronouns, Indefinite Pronouns, Simple Present Tense, Simple Past Tense, Simple Past Tense Regular Verbs, Simple Past Tense Irregular Verbs, Simple Past Form, Future Different, Simple Present Form, Present Continuous Tense, Present Continuous Form, Past Continuous Tense, Adverbs and Adverbials of Frequency, Adverbs and Adverbials of Duration, Adverbs and Adverbials of Degree, Can Modals for Indicating Ability, Can or May Modals for Indicating Permission, May or May Not, Modals Expressing Intentions and Unwillingness, Modals Giving Orders, Habits in Past Using Modals, Habits in Past Using Used To, Can or Can't, Zero Conditional, First Conditional, Second Conditional, Third Conditional, Clauses of Purpose, Clauses of Cause and Effect, Clauses of Contrast, Relative Clauses, Phrases and Sentences, Demonstrative Determiners, Quantifying Determiners, Verb Agreement with Quantifying Determiners, Imperative Form, Past Regrets Wish, Past Regrets If Only, Will or Won't Use the Appropriate Articles, Subjects, Predicate, Simple Sentences, Imperative Form, Correct Form of Noun, Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Compound Nouns, Collective Nouns, Abstract Nouns, Verbs, Verbs Am Is Are, Verbs Do Does Did, Was or Were, Phrasal Verbs, Find the Adjectives, Adjectives of Quality and Quantity, Adjectives of Size and Color, Comparative Adjectives, Adjectives of Interrogation, Conjunctions, Interjection, Prepositions, Preposition of Time, Preposition of Place, Masculine Nouns Feminine Nouns, Feminine Form of Masculine Nouns, Adverbs, Adverbs of Time, Adverbs of Place, Adverbs of Frequency, Superlative Forms, Comparatives, Active Voice, Subject Verb Agreement, Noun Verb Agreement, Connectors, Present Simple Negative Verbs, Reported Speech, Question Words View the Video –https://youtu.be/irVkhnOzEXo Visit Pebbles Official Website - http://www.pebbles.in Subscribe to our Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/PebblesKidsLearning?sub_confirmation=1 Engage with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PebblesChennai Please Like, Share, Comment & Subscribe
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English Grammar: 7 Things You Should Know about Uncountable Nouns
 
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Additional practice will be posted on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ Need captions? Click on CC. INDEX: 0:01 Introduction 1:22 Title 1:32 #1 There are different names for nouns we can’t count. 2:06 #2 Uncountable nouns take a singular verb. 2:49 #3 Some nouns have both an uncountable and countable meaning. 4:33 #4 Uncountable nouns usually have a general or abstract meaning. Countable nouns are more specific (more concrete). 7:01 #5 One way to help us identify uncountable nouns is to learn the common categories they belong to. 9:27 #6 We can use quantifying words and phrases to make uncountable nouns countable. 11:52 #7 Don’t confuse uncountable nouns with collective nouns. Follow me on Twitter and learn everyday vocabulary. https://twitter.com/JLebedev_ESL Join me on Facebook for more language practice. https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ I offer more videos and exercises on my website. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/ Looking for affordable private instruction throughout the week? Check out Rype! Meet with an English teacher today. https://www.rypeapp.com/ref/jenniferesl/ ABOUT ME: Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com. TEACHERS: LINK to Next Generation Grammar 3 (Vittorio, P. and Lebedev, J.) and the 4-level hybrid series http://www.longmanhomeusa.com/catalog/products/?sid=Next+Generation+Grammar LINKS to related blog posts with activities: https://englishwithjennifer.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/what-you-can-count-on_handout2.pdf https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/continuing-the-conversation-about-count-and-noncount-nouns/ https://englishwithjennifer.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/quantifiers-activity_handout.pdf https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/pack-rat-survey-activity-for-quantifiers/ https://englishwithjennifer.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/your-money-or-your-life_handout1.pdf https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/student-stumper-22-the-challenge-of-identifying-collective-and-aggregate-nouns/ https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2010/06/04/a-nifty-idea-to-practice-not-so-nice-nouns-i-e-collective-and-aggregate-nouns/ https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/student-stumper-31-can-abstract-nouns-be-specific/
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English Grammar: Articles Before Proper Nouns
 
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Helpful English Advice from the CEAL ELSS VETs @ Lingnan University
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Articles and Countable and Uncountable Nouns  in English
 
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Learn how to use articles and words like "few, many, some" with these worlds. www.eslhelpers.com
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Noun and its types (संज्ञा व उसके प्रकार): Abstract, Personal, Common, Collective, Material, Gerund
 
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इस वीडियो लैक्चर में आप संज्ञा व उसके सभी प्रकारों के बारे में विस्तार से जानेंगे. Noun & its Types: Personal Noun, Common Noun, Collective Noun, Material Noun, Abstract Noun नये Subscribers के लिए Basic से शुरू Lecture 1, 2, 3.... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5eX6gADDo5ZHykXBaXYpVO Competitive English Grammar Topics https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox7JLN-ZOtivNwide92ToFZx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/englishwaledotcom/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spoken_english_guru_adityarana/ FREE Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.qtime.spokenenglishguru Spoken English Book & Daily Use Sentences' Book: http://bit.ly/2Oj7zUF All Video Lectures’ Lesson-wise Pen Drive - http://bit.ly/2wlxv6N Free PDF eBook: http://bit.ly/2LYwO8q FREE CHARTS: http://bit.ly/2LVtbAd FREE Practice Ex: http://bit.ly/2Mz4XRI Complete English Speaking Course Lesson-wise Videos (250+ Videos) Link: Lesson 1: English सीखने की शुरूआत https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4xW_8t2mMZStWZFEdKdvAc Lesson 2: Parts of Speech https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox569k1T00UH7zdw0ZETatLz Lesson 3: Simple Sentences - Present, Past & Future https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4xqm9T72J1D6I2IqLG4cJr Lesson 4: सभी 12 Tenses सीखो https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4evkxrt2AnfXpndrYtEo5Q Lesson 5: Modal Helping Verbs in English Grammar https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox6FoHE30D7mAk5DylqVR81O Lesson 6: All Prepositions in English Grammar https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5sd3o3RZE9HJcZ_crRvBYG Lesson 7: All Conjunctions in English Grammar https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5cy2xkIQknyfyd9PSxR3JY Lesson 8: Daily Use English Sentences https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5WZDOosR7ihWooeFwnT8Hf Lesson 9: Vocabulary Exercises https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox7Ny0kgrgXfoltFX8zxMr10 Lesson 10: Daily English Speaking Practice https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5RSgM5wsAbCbTMXi9AAJFh Lesson 11: Hindi to English Translation & Tricks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4myjPpnomQnvU37GUbXE2s Lesson 12: English to Hindi Translation https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox6n6xk9pPe1xUc3VhAB6Ra0 Lesson 13: Active and Passive Voice https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox7M4w-k72XtRwP5OlZEXT_j Lesson 14: Be Being Been | Concept & Use https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5o2yrhbITHJ1T2RbuImFDn Lesson 15: Advance Grammar & Spoken Topics https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox53AvjielYUoRlaO_cuBDQb Lesson 16: Gerund, Infinitives and Participles https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5DdSQoWpx85VqxzMr8Rbkf Lesson 17: Phrasal Verbs in English https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4N0emQQe7ZjjzwbcB9jRdQ Lesson 18: English Practice Exercises & Test Papers https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox6AvA4NUZyNCpfMXIXwDSNq Lesson 19: English के Doubts Clear करो https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox7gZn51MoIEMOvLd36mzdKl Lesson 20: English Conversations https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5BU_Hkqwp7v7UdW9X5_-rh Lesson 21: English Speaking with Kids https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox7JDlK6GUD3KkyqzbdGZSXm Lesson 22: Listening Practice Exercises https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5b-qNJZTsRYqUqGmOsb9N1 Lesson 23: Pronunciation & Sound Lectures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox4CdWX12bGL396YGeIEhqiS Lesson 24: Do you know? इंग्लिश की छोटी-2 बातें https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5jCZrLMal3-d4Al5yHwYD7 Lesson 25: Subject Verb Agreement for Competitive Exams https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox6lS-vakv_E76Ill-AUH-g9 Lesson 26: Interviews Questions & Tips https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox6AzcTWgqWpQpRkOeQuuSMd Lesson 27: Letter Writing in English https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsXdBvuJ5ox5FG7i2wA5bMxcTr7OxnGyi #spokanenglishguru #englishspeakingcourse This is just a text video. Please watch the featured video for better understanding: https://youtu.be/XjmeEbsCuM0 Examples of: Proper Noun: Aman, Ashish, Madhuri, Prateek, Dehradun, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, UP, Bihar, USHA {fan}, HAVELLS {bulb}, SAMSUNG {mobile}, NOKIA{mobile}, REYNOLDS {pen} etc. Common Noun: Boy, Girl, Man, Woman, Mobile, Pen, Pencil, Temple, Car, Bike, Bag, Cloth etc. Collective Noun: Army, People, Crowd, Batch, Team, Bunch, Family, Class, Committee, Council, Department, Society, Majority, Minority, Audience, Jury, Company, Corporation etc. Material Noun: Air, Silver, Gold, Iron, Copper, Rain, Earth, Salt, Water, Sand, Stone, Coal, Rock, Sunlight etc. Abstract Noun: Honesty, Love, Address, Theft, Hate, Time, Mathematics, Science, Expectation, Beauty, Brilliance, Confidence, Dedication, Courage, Ego, Fear, Hope, Trust, Patience etc.
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Exercise-Abstract Nouns-2
 
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English_e-9-10-abstract-noun-ex-2.mp4
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Names without 'The' (definite article) - English Grammar lesson
 
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Names without 'The' (definite article) - English Grammar lesson Blog : http://www.learnex.in Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast youtube : http://www.youtube.com/learnexmumbai The word "the" is one of the most common words in English. Using the article 'The" can be quite tricky at times especially for names. When to use it or when not to use it is a common question asked by the English learners. In this lesson we will look at the names without the article 'The' 1. We do not use 'the' with names of people Example - Niharika , Helen 2. When we use Mr/Mrs/Captain/doctor etc followed by a name,we do not use 'the'. Example - Mr Johnson , Doctor Smith 3. We do not use 'the' with names of places. Some of the examples are given below: Continents - Africa (not The Africa), Europe, South America Countries - Japan , India , Australia States - Texas , Delhi Islands - Sicily , Bermuda Cities - New York , Mumbai, Bangkok Mountains - We use Mount (Mt) for mountains and lake (lake) without using 'the' Mt Etna , Mt Everest , lake Superior , Lake Constance
NOUNS - Basic English Grammar - What is a NOUN? - Types of Nouns - Examples of Nouns - Common/Proper
 
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In this lesson, you will learn all about NOUNS. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 Throughout the lesson, I will show you how to avoid common errors that students make with nouns. Topics covered include concrete and abstract nouns, common and proper nouns, collective nouns, and countable and uncountable nouns. ★★★ Also check out ★★★ ➜ ALL GRAMMAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 ➜ VERBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LciKb0uuFEc&index=2&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ PRONOUNS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCrAJB4VohA&index=4&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADJECTIVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnmeV6RYcf0&index=5&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ ADVERBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKL26Gji4UY&index=6&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 ➜ CONJUNCTIONS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FdEaeD1MdY&index=7&list=PLmwr9polMHwsQmAjoAxtFvwk_PaqQeS68 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hi there and welcome back to our series of lessons on the parts of speech My name is Ganesh and this lesson is all about nouns. In this lesson we will learn about the different kinds of nouns there are in English and we will also look at some rules to keep in mind when using them. We will first talk about concrete and abstract nouns, then we'll look at common and proper nouns which are a very important area. Then we'll discuss the very interesting collective nouns and finally we'll turn to the most important topic relating to nouns, and that is countable and uncountable nouns. Before we start just remember - for any questions let me know in the comments section below and I'll talk to you there. OK so first of all what is a noun? I'm sure you know the answer to this - A noun is just the name of a person, place, animal, thing, feeling or idea. For example in this sentence "Graham likes to go to the zoo and see the animals." Here there are three nouns - can you identify all of them? The nouns are Graham - a person, zoo - a place and animals. Nouns can also be things like watch, T-shirt etc. And all of these - people, places, animals and things are physical - that means we can see them and we can touch them. So they are called concrete nouns - that means they have a real physical existence. So what are abstract nouns? Abstract nouns are nouns that don't have physical existence. That means we cannot touch them or see them, and these are ideas and feelings. Now in this sentence Honesty is the best policy. It's a very popular proverb in English Have you heard of that? In that sentence honesty and policy are both nouns but they are abstract nouns. And this next example Love is a powerful emotion. Love is the name of a feeling like anger, happiness or sorrow. And love is a noun. Emotion is also a noun. OK let's now talk about common and proper nouns. Do you know what common and proper nouns are? A common noun is a general noun and a proper noun is the name given to a specific individual. For example in this chart all the nouns on the left are common nouns and all the nouns on the right are proper nouns. For example man is a common noun because it can mean any man but Ganesh is the name of one man - one individual, which in this case is me of course. So Ganesh is a proper noun. Woman, in the same way, is a common noun - it could be any woman but Allison is the name of an individual, so a proper noun. In the next two, city and country are common nouns but Hamburg and China are the names of one city and one country, so proper nouns. OK now let me ask you a question at this point - do you notice something about the proper nouns? You should be noticing that they're all written with a capital first letter. And that is actually a rule in English - proper nouns are always written with a capital first letter. With university, for example, when we talk about universities in general we use it as a common noun so the whole word is written in lower case - that means in small letters. But when we're talking about a specific university like the University of Chicago, notice that both the 'U' in University and the 'C' in Chicago are capitals. That's because it's a proper noun that refers to one specific university. OK there are more examples on the screen but I want you to focus on the last two - day and month. With the days of the week - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, we always write them with the first letter capitalized because they are proper nouns.
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