Group Nouns

Recognize the collective word for individual items

 

 

 

Collective nouns vs. unit nouns

GROUP OR MASS NOUN

equipment
"Equipment" is a noncount noun.
 

COUNT NOUN (item in the group)


a laptop 
"A computer" or "computers" are count nouns.

 

 

Before doing this practice, see Count / Noncount

 

 

 

Practice

What's the Group Noun?

jewelry
 

 

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "check 1-15" button at the bottom, or click the "check" button as you go.

 

1.
She wore rings, necklaces, and earrings.

2.
I have some dimes, quarters and dollar bills.
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3.
We saw some beautiful hills, fields, rivers and trees.

4.
We gave each other several hugs and kisses as we said, "good bye."

5.
I packed my suitcase, bag, and briefcase for my trip.

6.
On board the airplane, they served us drinks, sandwiches and cookies.

7.
The guy in the seat next to me was doing crossword puzzles. He knew a lot of facts, details and statistics.

8.
I wait around in airports a lot of days, hours, minutes.

9.
I often buy apples, bananas and pears.

10.
They gave me maps, brochures and recommendations for restaurants in San Diego.

11.
I'd like to learn informal expressions, teen-phrases and other "colorful words" in English.

12.
The councelor told me what classes to take, how many units to get and whom I had to talk to. .

13.
I have to read, study and write about school subjects at home.

14.
I learned the meaning of several new words and phrases.

15.
I bought some chairs, tables, a desk and two sofas.