Koh Huei Ing ( EL-J11) D20102044804: Grammers



1) 'A', 'An'Theare called articles.

2) 'A' ( indefite article) is used :
     I) before consonants (b,c,d,f,g,h,j, etc)
          Example : a ball, a dog
   II) before words which begin with the 'u'sound
          Example : a European, a university

3) 'An" (indefinite article)is used :
    I) before vowels ( a,e,i,o,u)
         Example : an ant, an elephant
  II) with words beginning with the silent 'h'
         Example : an hour, an heir
* 'A' and 'An' are used for singular and countable nouns

4) 'The'(definite article) is used :
      I) for a particular thing
          Example : The boys wearing the red shirt is my broher. 
    II) when a noun is mentioned for the second time
          Example: I have a pen. The pen is blue.
  III) when there is only one such thing
          Example :the earth, the sky
  IV) with the word 'most' or ending with 'est'
         Example : He is the tallest boy in the class.
    V) before certain proper nouns
         Example : The Bukit Jalil Stadium was used for the Commonwealth Games.


Collective Noun is the name of a number of person, animals or things grouped together and spoken of as one whole.
List od Collective Nouns

a company of actors
a host of angels
a troupe of dancers
a board of directors
a party of friends

a school/ class of  pupils
a staff of teacher
an army of soldiers
a choir of singers
a gang of thieves
a swarm of bees
a flock of birds
a herd of buffaloes
a gaggle of geese
a litter of kittens

a troop of lions
a nest of mice
a team of oxen
a flight of swallows
a flock of sheep
a bunch of bananas
a library of books
a peal of bells
a pack of cards
a bouquet of flowers
a suit of clothes
a hail of fire
a crate of fruit
a group of island
a collection of pictures / stamps
a bundle of sticks
a cluster of stars / diamonds
a set/ kit of tools
a hedge of bushes

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