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    Question Nouns

    I have a question on nouns
    Her boyfriend, Chris also got out of the car and observed a flock of sheep in a nearby I am meant to find five nouns in this text, but can only find four - boyfriend a concrete noun, Chris a proper noun, car a concrete noun and 'a flock of sheep' as a group noun. Any ideas?

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    Re: Nouns

    Why do you consider "flock of sheep" as one group? If you are to find five nouns, you have already found them.
    On the other hand, I guess there is a missing word, since "nearby" is an adjective and it should be followed by a noun. "(...) in a nearby field".
    Maybe that's the one you're looking for?


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    Re: Nouns

    I have the noun field after nearby. But am looking for five nouns in that other sentence. There are five before field.


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    Re: Nouns

    'A flock of sheep' is described as a group noun so am a little unsure.

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    Re: Nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Kraken View Post
    Why do you consider "flock of sheep" as one group? If you are to find five nouns, you have already found them.
    1. Boyfriend
    2. Chris
    3. Car
    4. Flock
    5. Sheep

    Five nouns all right.

    "Flock of sheep" is NOT a noun. It can work as a noun phrase inside a sentence, but in my honest opinion you should count them separate.
    But again, I am not a teacher.


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    Re: Nouns

    I think I'll just count them separately. Just, that my niece was told about group nouns, so I'm starting an uphill battle. Thank You

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