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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #94852: Count Nouns - Proper Nouns
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    Count Nouns - Proper Nouns

    1. Nouns are names of people, places and things
    • a student, Jung Eun
    • a country, Canada
    • a camera

    2. Count nouns are easy to count. They have a singular

       and plural form.

       Use a before singular count nouns that begin with a

       consonant sound.

       Be careful: Use an before an h that is silent. 

    • one photo, two photos, three photos
    • She's a photographer.
    • He's a teacher.
    • It's a hat.
    • It's an hour too early.

    3. Use an before singular count nouns that begin with a

        vowel sound.

       Be careful: Use a before a u that sound like yew.

    • She's an artist.
    • He's an engineer.
    • It's an umbrella.
    • This is a unit about nouns.

    4. To form the plural of most count nouns, add -s or -es.

        Do not put a or an before plural nouns.

        Some nouns have irregular plural endings.

        Some nouns are always plural.

    • one friend      three friends
    • one class       three classes
    • They are photos of friends.

    Not: They are a photos of a friends.


    • one man        two men
    • one tooth       two teeth
    • pants, clothes
    • My pants are blue.


    5. Do not put a or an before proper nouns.
    • Paris is in France
    Not : A Paris is in a France.

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    1. Henri Cartier was photographer.

    2. Henri Cartier and Ansel Adams were photographers.

    3. Henri Cartier was artist.

    4. All good photographers are artists.

    5. Ansel Adams was pianist.

    6. Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco.

    7. He began with trip to Yosemite National park.

    8. He was photographer too.

    9. Henri Cartier was the first photographer with pictures in the Louvre Museum.

    10. This is photo of Henri.

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