Pieces of Things

The word Paper is used for a sheet of paper or bundle of paper. If we tore away a piece from a sheet of paper what would we call it? It is called a scrap of paper. What do you call a small piece of Wood? ‘A chip of wood’ is the phrase used for it.

The whole of the baked food is called bread. But how do you call a small piece of it? It is a crumb of bread. You can’t eat so much salt. All you need to put in your dish is a pinch of salt.

Wind is very powerful and often destructive in its nature. Is there a word to express a part of wind? We say a puff of wind for it. Sand is an uncountable noun. A small piece of sand is called, a grain of sand.

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