PRACTICE EXERCISE 1                                           Name

 

Spelling Plural Forms of Countable Nouns

 

Write the correct spellings of the plural forms of the following nouns. 

 

1.   mosquito __________                               26. deer __________

2.   child                                                           27. zoo ___________

3.   crisis                                                           28. leaf ___________

4.   piano                                                          29. foot ___________

5.   attorney                                                      30. series _________

6.   man _______                                             31. datum _________

7.   fish ______                                                32. ox ____________

8.   parenthesis ___________                          33. calf ___________

9.   mouse _________                                     34. handkerchief ___________

10. Negro __________                                   35. tray ____________                      

11. country ___________                                36. hero ____________

12. umbrella __________                                37. couch ____________

13. knife ___________                                    38. radio ______________

14. valley ____________                                 39. self  ______________

15. thesis ___________                                   40. stomach _______________

16. gentleman   ____________                        41. thief  ____________

17. library ____________                                42. criterion  ___________

18. analysis _____________                            43. bush  ___________

19. woman _____________                            44. phenomenon _______________

20. soprano ___________                               45. means ________________

21. tooth _____________                               46. loaf _______________

22. party ____________                                 47. stimulus  _____________

23. roof _____________                                 48. half  _______________

24. boy _____________                                 49. epoch  ______________

25. radius ___________                                  50. wolf  _____________

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE EXERCISE 2                                                    Name

 

Distinguishing Countable from Non-countable Nouns

 

In the parentheses indicate with a C or U if the italicized word in the sentence is countable                                                     or non-countable.

 

1.   (  ) Religion is an interesting subject.

2.   (  ) There are many religions in the world.

3.   (  ) Rice is the most important food in the world.

4.   (  ) In one kilo of rice there are many grains.

5.   (  ) Life is a mystery.

6.   (  ) The Lives of the Saints is an interesting work to read.

7.   (  ) Milk is good for babies.

8.   (  ) A glass of milk is good with a sandwich.

9.   (  ) Honesty is important in a good friendship.

10. (  ) Love is more important than money.

11. (  ) The information in this report is not accurate.

12. (  ) Money is sometimes a problem.

13. (  ) A very good friend isn't easy to find.

14. (  ) Sheep are not independent animals.

15. (  ) Wool is very expensive.

16. (  ) Cigarettes are bad for your health.

17. (  ) A leaf of tobacco is quite large.

18. (  ) Tobacco is an important product of many countries.

19. (  ) Chocolate is not good for the teeth.

20. (  ) There are some chocolates in my pocket.

21. (  ) I am a student of English as a second language.

22. (  ) English is an important language in world business and trade.

23. (  ) Meat is very expensive.

24. (  ) Cold meats are good for a picnic.

25. (  ) Freedom is a wonderful thing.

26. (  ) Oil is an important natural resource of the Middle East.

27. (  ) A barrel of oil isn't cheap.

28. (  ) Exercise in the morning is good for you.

29. (  ) There are many exercises in this book.

30. (  ) Water is necessary for life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE EXERCISE 3                                         Name

 

The Expletive There

 

Put some, any, much, many, lots of, a lot of, or no in the blanks. Do not use much in affirmative

statements.

 

 

1.      There isn't _______milk in the refrigerator.

2.      There isn't ___________oil in Japan.

3.      There is __________money in their bank account.

4.      There is __________salt in this soup.

5.      There are ____________Japanese students in the class.                                                                                                                            

6.      There isn't ___________________love in her life.

7.      There is _________________sugar in my coffee.

8.      There are ____________rich people in India.

9.      There isn't _______________water on the moon.

10. There is ____________snow in the northern part of Canada .

 

Now supply an appropriate form of the verb be as well.

 

11. There _____________________rich people in mainland China.

12. There _________________________oil in Texas.

13. There __________________________pictures in this book.

14. There _________________________people on the moon.

15. There ____________________people at the South Pole.

16. There _________________________South Americans in the class.

17. There ___________________________coal in South America.

18. There ________________________vegetation in the Sahara.

19. There _______________________money in my bank account.

20. There _________________oil in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE EXERCISE 4                                                       Name

 

Date Focus: The Expletive There

 

Put little, a little, few, a few, or no in the blanks.

 

1. There are _____________________people in the Sahara.

2. There are __________________vegetables in the refrigerator.

3. There is __________________happiness in a criminal's life.

4. There are __________________apples in the fruit basket.

5. There is __________________ice in the refrigerator.

6. There are __________________sheep on my father's farm.

7. There are ___________________dollars in my wallet.

8. There is _________________money in my bank account.

9. There are ________________boys in my daughter's class.

10. There is ___________________rain in the Sahara.

Now use lots of, a lot of, some, any, much, or many.

11. There is ___________________rain in London.

12. There is _________________________coffee in Brazil.

13. There is ______________________spice in this food.

14. There is _______________________rice in China.

15. There is __________________gold in South Africa.

16. There are ____________________students in that school.

17. There are _____________________sentences in this exercise.

18. There isn't ________________________salt in this soup.

Now put an appropriate form of the verb be as well.

19. There _____________________buildings in New York.

20. There ______________________ice at the North Pole.

21. There _____________________problems in the world.

22. There _____________________orange groves in Florida.

23. There ___________________Chinese students in my class.

24. There _____________________birds in the sky.

25. There ___________________water on the floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRACTICE EXERCISE 5                                                  Name

 

Yes-No Questions with Expletive There

 

Fill in the first blank with is or are, and the second blank with some,                                                                                                any, a little, a little bit of, a few, a lot of, lots of, no, much, or many.

 

1. ______there __________fun in your life?

2. ______there __________people in your family?

3. ______there __________coal in South America?

4. ______there __________irregular verbs in English?

5. ______there __________alcohol in this drink?

6. ______there __________peaches and apples in the stores now?

7. ______there __________water on the moon?

8. ______there __________children in the playground?

9. ______there __________oil in France ?

10. _____there __________flower farms in the Netherlands?

 

 Information Questions with There

Put how much or how many in the first blank and is or are in the second.

1. _____________ounces ______there in a pound?

2. _____________gold ______there in your ring?

3. _____________deer ______there in the park?

4. _____________women ______there in your English class?

5. _____________pounds ______there in a ton?

6. _____________teeth ______there in a horse's mouth?

7. _____________legs ______there on a spider?

8. _____________degrees ______there in a circle/a right angle?

9. _____________nitrogen ______there in water?

10. ____________fish ______there in the fishbowl?