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THE NOUN

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XXXII. State the different types of Genitive used below:

1. The United Nations Organization ; 2. The Merry Wives of Windsor ; 3. Your brother's

ball ; 4. A picture of his sister's ; 5. The walls of the room ; 6. A day's trip ; 7. A five minutes' walk; 8. Wells' novels ; 9. Today's news ; 10. Mother went to the baker's.

XXXII. In this exercise you have to join two nouns. Sometimes you have to use an

apostrophe ('), with or without s, sometimes you have to use

of

'.

1. the coat/Jimmy ; 2. the newspaper/yesterday; 3. the wife/the man crossing the street;

4. the neighbours/my parents

name/that river; 8. the dress/the girl we met yesterday; 9. the policy/government; 10. the marks/the boy and the girl.

XXXW. Rewrite these phrases so as to introduce the apostrophe:

;

5. the roof/house; 6. the name/your friend; 7. the

1. helmets for firemen; 2. a meeting for teachers; 3. a club for boys; 4. The League

for Women; 5. a classroom for girls ; 6. overcoats for men ; 7 . a canteen for workers ;

8. a cloakroom for ladies ; 9. whistles for policemen; 10. football boots for men.

XXXV. Choose the correct version (a, b or c) to complete the sentences below:

1.

That's

house, isn't it?

a) Jerry's

b) Jerry

2. She can't sit here. It's .,. place.

a) Mikes'

b) Mike

c) Jerrys

c)

Mike's

3. I don't find the

keys anywhere.

 

a)

car's

b) car

c)

cars'

4. That's Mr. Smith, the

husband.

a)

teacher

b) teachers'

c)

teacher's

5. Deborah is borrowing her

car today.

a)

parent

b) parents'

c)

parent's

6. My brother has been invited to a

parfy this evening.

a) children's

7 . My father went to the

b) childrens'

c) children

room to talk to my forrn teacher.

 

a)

teacher

b)

teachers'

c)

teaeher's

8.

This is my ;

new dress.

 
 

a)

daughter

b)

daughters

c)

daughter's

XXXU. Insert thLe apostropfte where required in the sentences below:

1.

John sometimes wears his fathers shoes. 2. Henrys parents left home at 7 o'clock.

3.

Several officials inspected the natives huts. 4. The orphans went on an interesting trip.

5. The orphans home was a really beautiful building. 6. The children admired the

soldiers smart uniform. 7. Most of us have read Alices Adventures in Wonderland.

8. We have a five days holiday. 9. There was an interesting article in yesterdays newspaper.

10. The child needs two hours sleep every afternoon.

)ffiXVII. Work on the model:

Is this lour mother's blouse ? (sister it's my sisterts.

1. Is this Mr. Black's house? (Mr. Brown) 2. Is the needle the carpcnter's tool? (ttre tailor)

3. Is this your father's hat? (brother) 4. Is this your neighbour's car? (his cousin) 5. Was