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Answer Key

Identifying Singular, Plural, and Collective Nouns


BOLDED singular nouns.
ITALICIZED plural nouns.
UNDERLINED collective nouns.

1. Mr. Morton was very pleased with his students.

2. "This class is amazing and deserves rewards," said Morton.

3. Mr. Morton wanted to take his students to the zoo

4. So Mr. Morton called a company that rents buses to teachers.

5. The company is sending a bus to pick up the students.

6. The class was excited to see the animals at the zoo.

7. Deshawn most wanted to see a pack of wolves and a colony of bats.

8. Mr. Morton sang a song for the children.

9. The people on the bus were covering their ears.

10. The group was ready to get off the bus and see some animals.

Identifying Abstract and Concrete Nouns


Concrete nouns are bold. Abstract nouns are italicized.

1. Jane and David have been on a raft for weeks.

2. Jane still has hope but David feels despair.

3. David has been having thoughts where Jane turns into a hotdog.

4. Rather than give into hunger, David tries to fish.

5. David makes a net from an old bag and thread.

6. David uses his intelligence to catch a fish and Jane is happy.

7. Jane collects rain in a tarp but thirst is a problem.

8. Boredom is a constant threat so David and Jane make up stories to pass the time.

9. A powerful love grows between David and Jane during the time that they spend
at sea.

10. This love sprang from sacrifice and it has helped Jane and David survive.
1. B
2. A
3. C
4. A
5. D
6. C
7. D
8. B
9. A
10. C
11. B
12. D
13. A
14. C
15. C
16. A
17. D
18. B
19. B
20. D
21. A
22. C
23. C
24. A
25. D
26. B
27. D
28. A
29. B
30. C

Direction: Underline the Pronoun and state its kind

1. He is my best friend. (He – personal pronoun)


2. He killed himself. (He – personal pronoun; himself – reflexive pronoun)
3. I met her yesterday. (I – personal pronoun; her – personal pronoun)
4. She wants to go to the market. (She – personal pronoun)
5. I myself wash my clothes. (I – personal pronoun; myself – emphatic)
6. They cleaned the room themselves. (They – personal; themselves –
emphatic)
7. She herself answered the phone. (She – personal; herself – emphatic)
8. I hurt myself while shaving. (I – personal pronoun; myself – reflexive)
9. The principal himself distributed the prizes. (Himself – emphatic)
10. Each of the boys was given a present. (Each – distributive)
11. That is the Red Fort. (That – demonstrative pronoun)
12. One should love one’s country. (One – indefinite pronoun)
13. None of his poems have been translated into English. (None – indefinite
pronoun)
14. Either of you can go. (Either – distributive pronoun; you – personal
pronoun)
15. Neither of the accusations is true. (Neither – distributive pronoun)
16. I saw a girl who was very beautiful. (I – personal pronoun; who – relative
pronoun)
17. Have you ever met the woman who lives next door? (You – personal
pronoun; who – relative pronoun)
18. This is the laptop which my father gifted me on my birthday. (This –
demonstrative; which – relative; me – personal pronoun)
1. She is prettier than her sister.

2. Martha is a nice girl.

3. Supriya is the most intelligent girl in the class.

4. Martin speaks English well.

5. Russia is the biggest country in the world.

6. China is a big country.

7. China is bigger than India.

8. This is the most interesting book I have ever read.

9. I am smarter than you.

10. Take the shorter of the two routes.