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Noun Rules for SSC CGL

Hello friends, how are you doing? I hope you liked our Noun rules for the competitive exam– I therefore, here is another part with some additional rules about noun for competitive exams boosting your preparation for government exams. You will learn these rules with the help of some easy to remember techniques and practice them with some exam oriented questions after each rule. These rules are beneficial for all the English learners whether you are learning English for academic or competitive or even General English. Nobody wishes to make such silly mistakes. Let’s get on the board without further delay!

Rule no. 1 don’t use definite article (the) with these words for general use.

School, jail, church, hospital, temple, college, office, prison, bank, court, market etc.

1. Students go to school for studying every day.

2. Patients visit hospital occasionally for check-up.

3. Professors go to college for educating students.

4. Criminals are sent to jail for their crime.

5. People visit bank whenever they need banking services.

6. I went to court for hearing last week with my friend.

7. We go to market to buy vegetables weekly.

When we use the above mentioned words for their general use, we shouldn’t use definite article with them. The examples are just to show the general use of those words wherein we didn’t use any articles.

Use definite articles with these words whenever you don’t use these words for their general usage. You can take help of the exemplary sentences for it.

School, jail, church, hospital, temple, college, office, prison, bank, court, market etc.

1. Parents go to the school to attend annual function.

2. The family members and relatives visit the hospital in order to see their patients.

3. Friends go to the jail to meet their criminal friend.

4. I went to the bank to wish friend happy birthday.

5. His mother went to the office to give his lunch box.

6. I often go to the market to wander with my friends.

7. Rahul met his childhood friend in the court.

Question: When Rohit was (A) going to temple to visit (B) his friend, Lalit, he came across (C) his mother on the way. (D) No error (E).

Answer: (B) part of this sentence has an error because Rohit was going to temple not for worshipping or praying or any temple related work therefore, it should be the temple not temple only. The right answer should be.

Answer: When Rohit was going to temple to visit his friend, Lalit, he came across his mother on the way.

This is how you can use these words differently and know the little change in meaning.

Rule no. 2 don’t use A with these nouns.

1. A fair weather friends will never come to help you whenever you are in danger.

2. We always call whoever is the closest to our heart in trouble.

3. Always consult with your teacher in case you are in confusion for any queries.

4. Apple Company’s mobile phones are always in demand for their great features.

5. A good teacher explains everything in detail.

6. My last company was insolvent in debt for good.

7. In fact people don’t like change in their lives.

Likewise, you can use these words without any article. In case you use, it will be a superfluous use of articles with nouns.

Rule no. 3 Noun + Preposition + Noun (Noun + Preposition + Same Noun) always use noun singular in this case.

1. Row upon row (not rows upon rows)

2. Day by day (not days by days)

3. Step by step (not steps by steps)

Note: (Noun + Preposition + Noun) you often get the questions with plural nouns.

Question: Women after women (A) climbed the rostrum to (B) speak against the cruel (C) practices of dowry and bride burning. (D) No error (E).

Answer: Woman after woman climbed the rostrum to speak against the cruel practices of dowry and bride burning.

In this sentence, A part has an error. Because we don’t use plural nouns with this rule. Make sure you don’t make such a silly mistake like this. You should also read noun definition and types in detail.

In this way, you can use these rules to make grammatically correct sentences and answer correctly in competitive exams like SSC, CGL, or NDA.

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