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The Noun

Latin and Greek plural forms

Some nouns of Latin and Greek origin have kept their own plural endings. The plural ending “es” as in the word “analyses” is pronounced [i:z], the ending “i” as in the word “alumni” is pronounced [ai], the ending “ae” as in “vertebrae” is pronounced [i:]. Nouns with Latin and Greek plural endings are divided here […]

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Definition. Morphological and syntactical characteristics

The noun denominates names of living things, lifeless things, abstract notions, qualities (kindness), states (strength, sleep, fear), actions (conversation, fight). The noun has the following morphological characteristics: Nouns that can be counted have two numbers (singular and plural), Nouns denoting living beings have two case forms (the common case and the genitive case), It is […]

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