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    Words associated with Nouns... Collective Nouns?

    Hi, i was wondering, in language, if there is a word for a word assiociated to a noun in the following way:

    a bolt of cloth
    a pane of glass
    a sheet of paper

    I would be tempted to call this the collective noun.
    But seeing as in essence, I am not describing a group or collection of things, I don't believe that calling this the collective noun would be entirely correct.

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    Niall


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    Re: Words associated with Nouns... Collective Nouns?

    Any ideas?
    Maybe there isnt even a word to describe such nouns. In which case this is gravely futile!

    Thanks

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