Noun Partitives Measures


-length: a foot/metre of water
a yard of cloth
a mile of cable
-area: an acre of land
-volume : a pint of beer
A gallon of petrol/gas
A quart of milk
-weight: an ounce of tobacco/gold
A pound of butter/sugar
A ton a coal


  • a pair of shoes/scissors/ glasses/trousers…
  • a piece of chalk/bread/cake/furniture/information/work/news…
  • a slice of bacon/cake/bread
  • a sheet of paper/iron/glass…
  • a bar of iron/chocolate…
  • a loaf of bread.
  • A blade of grass/hay
  • An article of furniture
  • A pile of rubbish/ dirty clothes
  • A bunch of bananas
  • A bouquet of flowers
  • A flock of birds
  • A herd of cattle
  • A roll of film
  • A packet of cigarettes
  • A box of matches :slight_smile: