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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Bank Exams Preparation: General English - Noun and Article Review

Bank Exams Preparation: General English - Noun and Article Review 
Q. What is a noun?

Noun is a Person, Place, Thing, Ideas.



NOUN

A. MASCULINE - FEMININE
1. GOD - GODDESS
2. DUKE - DUCHESS
3. EMPEROR - EMPRESS
4. MASTER - MISTRESS
5. BUCK RABBIT - DOE- RABBIT
6. MAN-SERVANT - MAID- SERVANT
7. PEACOCK - PEAHEN
8. LAD - LASS
9. SULTAN - SULTANA
10. NEGRO - NEGRESS



B. POSSESSIVE CASES AND THEIR TYPES
1. PHRASES: at a stone’s throw, a ship’s bell, at her wit’s end.
2. Time or weight: a pound’s weight, a day’s holiday, an hour’s time.
3. Dignified objects: at duty’s call, justice’ sake, conscience’ sake.
4. Personification: week’s holiday, earth’s surface.
5. Living things: my brother’s birthday, ram’s book.

C.Omission of ’s.
: Common nouns mentioning things in general and possessive adjectives with nouns.
1. In his letter, he wrote “ faithfully yours” (not your’s)
2. The leg of the table is broken (not the table’s leg)


Usage of Articles

1. Personal transport has now reached saturation limit in the cities, resulting in gridlock, rising air pollution. (Here, we are talking about particular cities)

2. Regulation is often seen as the obstacle that has affected the growth of bus transport. {The existing obstacle that affected the growth (specifically related to bus transport)}

3. 3. There is a need for a strategy panel at the national and state levels.
(A need means a requirement; a strategy means one strategy; the means any specific levels)

4. Buses are also unpopular because they are not ergonomically designed as per the national bus code.
(“As per” is followed by “the” because “the word” that comes after “as per” becomes “specific”)

5. The idea of hard work does not apply to every individual.
(Here “idea” is specific as it belongs to hard work)

6. He is the one we are looking for.
(Here “the” represents any specific person who is being searched for)

7. Is it the crowd or the voices bothering you?
(Here “the” represents the existing crowd and voices)

8. I know the man who lives here.
(Here “the” represents any specific man)


Must Read Series :
IBPS English Language Notes (Topic : Use of Nouns)
IBPS English Language Notes (Topic : Use of Articles)


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