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									Nouns
                 Nouns
• A noun is a word used to name a person,
  place, thing, or idea.

           • Person – architect
         • Place – neighborhood
             • Thing – money
             • Idea – courage
                NOUNS
• There are two basic kinds of nouns:


            • proper nouns

          • common nouns
        COMMON NOUNS
• Common nouns name any person, place,
  thing, or idea.

• They can be either concrete or abstract

      PROPER            COMMON



                   Concrete   Abstract
       CONCRETE NOUNS
• Concrete nouns name things that can be…

                     • seen
                    • heard
                  • smelled
                  • touched
                   • Tasted

         • Examples: radio, calendar
        ABSTRACT NOUNS
• Abstract nouns name ideas qualities,
  feelings, or characteristics that do not use
  the five senses.

• Examples are: progress, time, culture
         PROPER NOUNS
• Proper nouns name specific persons,
  places, things, or ideas.

• The first word and all other important words
  in a proper noun are capitalized.

• Examples: Monday, Dodgen Middle School
      COMPOUND NOUNS
• A compound noun is two or more words
  used together as a single noun.

• A compound noun can be written 3
  different ways.
         • One word – videocassette
      • Separated words – compact disc
       • Hypenated word – self-esteem
      COLLECTIVE NOUNS
• A collective noun is a word that names a
  group.

• Examples: committee, flock, team, troop
   Every collective noun can have either a
   singular meaning or a plural meaning.

• When speaking about a group as a unit, the noun has a
  singular meaning. A collective noun stands for more
  than one without adding an “s” to the ending.


• Example:
• The entire audience applauds the performance.
  (singular)
• The committee argue with one another over the
  rules. (plural)
           The “IT/THEY” rule
• If you can substitute the word “it” for the
  collective noun (and any words that describe it),
  the collective noun is singular.

• If you can substitute “they”, the collective noun is
  plural.

• Example: The family eat their sandwiches.
• It eat their sandwiches. (incorrect)
• They eat their sandwiches. (correct/plural)
        POSSESSIVE NOUNS
• Possessive nouns show ownership or relationship.

• Possessive nouns function as adjectives when they
  modify a noun.

• Example:The duck’s feathers are colorful.
          duck’s modifies feathers

           I held Corey’s camera.
           Corey’s modifies camera
      POSSESSIVE NOUNS
• If the noun is singular or doesn’t end with
  an “s”, add an apostrophe and then s.

• If the noun ends in an “s”, but is not plural,
  add an apostrophe and then s. James’s

• If it is plural add the apostrophe after the
  “s”. Desks’
•Review
• __________ name specific people, places,
  things, or ideas.

             • proper nouns
• A(n) __________ is a noun that names
  ideas, qualities, or feelings.

             • abstract noun
• The two basic kinds of nouns are
  _________ and _________.



            • common, proper
• A(n) ________ is a word used to name
  any person, place, thing, or idea.

             • common noun
Tell whether the following is common or
proper. If it is common, tell whether it is
         concrete or abstract.

                • people

          • Common, concrete
Tell whether the following is common or
proper. If it is common, tell whether it is
         concrete or abstract.



        • The Republic of Congo

                 • proper
Tell whether the following is common or
proper. If it is common, tell whether it is
         concrete or abstract.



               • pleasure

          • common, abstract
Tell whether the following is common or
proper. If it is common, tell whether it is
         concrete or abstract.



                  • Rain

          • common, concrete
Tell whether the following is common or
proper. If it is common, tell whether it is
         concrete or abstract.



              • imagination

          • common, abstract
The three ways a compound noun
       can be written are…

           • One word

          • Separated

          • Hyphenated
  Find the compound nouns in the
         following sentences
• We always celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at
  our high school.
• St. Patrick’s Day, high school

• I have eaten meatloaf at Mel’s Diner many
  times.
• meatloaf, Mel’s Diner
        class
A) compound, concrete
 B) common, abstract
C) common, collective
 D) proper, collective

• C) common, collective
      stream

 A) common, concrete
 B) common, abstract
C) common, compound
D) common, collective

• A) common, concrete
       victory

A) compound, common
 B) common, abstract
 C) collective, abstract
D) common, collective

• B) common, abstract

								
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