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Collective noun -கூட்டுப் பெயர்சொற்கள்

Collective noun -கூட்டுப் பெயர்சொற்கள்


A collective noun is a word for a group of specific items, animals or people
. கூட்டம்  அல்லது குழுக்களின் (பலரின் அல்லது பலதின்) கூட்டினை குறிக்கும் பெயர்களை "கூட்டுப் பெயர்சொற்கள்" என்றழைக்கப்படும்.

Some common collective nouns:

album of stamps/autographs/photographs.
armada of ships
army of caterpillars, frogs, soldiers
bank of circuits
battery of tests
bench of magistrate/judges
bed of clams, snakes
belt of asteroids
bevy of beauties
bouquet of flowers
brood of hens/chickens
board of directors
bunch of keys/flowers
bundle of firewood
caravan of camels
chain of islands
Choir of schoolchildren
clan of hyenas
class of students
clump of trees
clutter of cats
clutch of chicks, eggs
company of actors
colony of ants, bats, beavers, lepers, penguins
congregation of plovers, worshippers
corps of giraffes
coven of witches
crowd of spectators, onlookers
culture of bacteria
deck of cards
den of snakes, thieves
division of soldiers
drove of cattle,pigs,
fleet of airplanes, ships
flock of birds, sheep
flight of swallows
flotilla of ships
forest of trees
gaggle of geese
galaxy of stars
haul of fish
herd of antelope, buffalo, cattle, deer, zebra
heap of stones
hive of bees
host of sparrows/angles
leap of leopards
library of books
litter of puppies, kittens
mob of kangaroos
murder of crows
nest of mice, snakes
orchard of trees
pack of dogs, hounds, wolves,cards
panel of experts
parliament of owls
pit of snakes
platoon of soldiers
peal of bells
pod of whales
pride of lions, peacocks
quiver of arrows
range of mountains
school of fish
sheaf of betel
shelf of books
slate of candidates
sloth of bears
set of tools
squad of players, soldiers
stand of flamingos, trees
swarm of ants, bees, flies
team of horses, oxen, players
thicket of trees
tribe of monkeys, natives
trip of goats
troop of apes, kangaroos
troupe of actors, performers, dancers
unit of soldiers
wad of bills, money
wealth of information
yoke of oxen


Exercises


Choose the correct option

  1.   A _______ of playing cards.
1.       flock      2. pack

  2.   A haul of ______
1.       fish         2.birds

  3.   A _____ of keys.
1.       bunch   2.group

  4.   A ______ of events.
1.       group    2.series

  5.   A choir of ______.
1.       singers  2.painters

  6.   An army of _____
1.       ants       2.birds

  7.   A pack of ______
1.       cats        2.dogs

 8.   A swarm of ______.
1.       bears     2.bees

  9.   A herd of ______
1.       Elephants            2. lions

  10.   A bunch of _____
1.       apples   2. bananas

  11   A sheaf of ______
1.       betel     2.trees

 12.   A chest of _______
1.       drawers               2.cupboards

 13.   A fleet of _____.
1.       ships      2.aeroplanes

  14.   A range of ______
1.       mountains          2.rivers

  15.   A host of ______
1.       crows    2.sparrow


Fill in the blank in each sentence with the correct collective noun
1. My aunt gave me a ________________ of flowers.
2. The ________________ of cows crossed the country road.
3. A  ________________ of experts have arrived in the airport short while ago
4. The farmer kept a ________________ of geese in the paddy field.
5. My little brother got lost in the ________________ of people.
6. The ________________ of dogs chased the kitten under a car.
7. The police are looking for a ________________ of thieves.
8. I bought a ________________ of flowers for my friend.

Match the collective noun with its group by writing the letter in the space. The first one has been done for you.

Collective Noun
Answer
Group or Unit
1) An agenda
G
of thieves stole the money.
2) A battery

of kittens meowed for food.
3) A Litters

C grizzly bears
4) The herd

of elephants crossed the village
5) A sloth

of tests is hard work.
6) The gaggle

of geese squawked loudly.
7) A band

of tasks was on my desk.

Write 3 sentence using collective you have learned

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Packaging Nouns


(Source – Oxford Dictionary)

(Source – Internet)

Test 1 (O/L Model – 2016)

Fill in the blanks in the following dialogue between mother and Dinu at the supermarket. Use the words given in the box. Write the correct letter in the blank. The first one is done for you.

a) tin  b) packet  c) pot  d) bar  e) tube  f) carton

Dinu : Mother, we need a (1) …f… of milk and two kilos of sugar.
 Mother : What did father ask you to bring?
Dinu : Well, he wants a (2) …………. of glue.
Mother : Alright. What else is there on the list?
Dinu : Er.. a (3) ………… of biscuits and a tub of ice cream.
Mother : We have to get a (4)……….........…. of tea as well.
Dinu : Mother, let’s buy a (5)…………. of curd for grandmother.
 Mother : Yes. And don’t forget to buy a (6) …………. of chocolate for your brother.

QUANTIFIER
பின்வரும் சொற்கள் கணக்கிடுப் பெயர்ச்சொற்களோட (Countable Nouns) பயன்படுத்தப்படும்.    
  many treesநிறைய /பல மரங்கள்
      a few treesஒரு சில மரங்கள்
      few treesசில மரங்கள்
      several trees – அநேக மரங்கள்
      a couple of treesஇரண்டு மரங்கள்
      none of the treesமரங்கள் எதுவும்மில்லை
               
பின்வரும் சொற்கள் கணக்கிட முடியாப் பெயர்ச்சொற்களோடு )Uncountable Nouns)பயன்படுத்தப்படும்.    
     much riceநிரம்ப அரிசி
      a little rice – ஒரு சொற்பமான அரிசி
      little dancing - சொற்பமான அரிசி
      a good deal of riceஅதிகமான அரிசி
     
பின்வரும் சொற்கள் கணக்கிடுப் பெயர்ச்சொற்களோடும் )Countable Nouns) .கணக்கிட முடியாப் பெயர்ச்சொற்களோடும் (Uncountable Nouns)பயன்படுத்தப்படும்.    
      all of the trees/ riceஎல்லாம் மரங்கள், அரிசி
      some trees/ rice சில மரங்கள், அரிசி
      most of the trees/ riceஅதிகமான மரங்கள், அரிசி
      enough trees/ riceபோதுமான மரங்கள், அரிசி
      a lot of trees/ riceநிறைய மரங்கள், அரிசி
      lots of trees/ rice நிறைய மரங்கள், அரிசி
      plenty of trees/ riceஎராளமான மரங்கள், அரிசி
      a lack of trees/ riceபற்றாக்குறையான மரங்கள் அரிசி

Fill in the blanks
1. How ……………………..children do you have?
2. There are………….tables in our house. We have to borrow some from the neighbour
3. We only have……………………..carrots. We should go and buy some more.
4. There was an explosion at the factory and……………………..people were injured. We don't know how many yet.
5. "Do you like this programme?" "Not …………………….. You can change the channel if you want."

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