Nouns “ Poetry is all nouns and verbs” Marianne More
What is a noun? <ul><li>A  noun  is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea.  Nouns are usua...
Nouns a   person an   animal a place a thing an idea flower freedom baby dog city
Nouns <ul><li>Singular and plural nouns </li></ul>Plural nouns: Refer to two or more things babies  dogs  flowers Singular...
Nouns <ul><li>Concrete and abstract nouns </li></ul>Abstract nouns:  Something you can not perceive through any of your fi...
<ul><li>Collective nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Name a group of people or thing.  This class of nouns denotes a group of people...
<ul><li>Compound nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of two or more words acting as a single unit.  </li></ul><ul><li>Types: <...
<ul><li>Common nouns and Proper nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A common noun names any type of noun (person, animal, place, t...
Nouns <ul><li>Count nouns and Noncount nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Count nouns: Nouns that we can count (one pencil, two p...
NOUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.  LET'S CONTINUE STUDYING ABOUT THIS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
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  1. 1. Nouns “ Poetry is all nouns and verbs” Marianne More
  2. 2. What is a noun? <ul><li>A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Ottawa </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nouns a person an animal a place a thing an idea flower freedom baby dog city
  4. 4. Nouns <ul><li>Singular and plural nouns </li></ul>Plural nouns: Refer to two or more things babies dogs flowers Singular nouns: Refer to one thing. a baby a dog a flower
  5. 5. Nouns <ul><li>Concrete and abstract nouns </li></ul>Abstract nouns:  Something you can not perceive through any of your five senses.  Concrete nouns:  Something you can perceive with your five senses (see, touch, taste, hear or smell).
  6. 6. <ul><li>Collective nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Name a group of people or thing.  This class of nouns denotes a group of people, animals, objects, or concepts or ideas as a single entity. </li></ul>Nouns army, troop
  7. 7. <ul><li>Compound nouns </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of two or more words acting as a single unit. </li></ul><ul><li>Types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate words: coffee table </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hyphenated words: editor-in-chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined words: battlefield </li></ul></ul>Nouns
  8. 8. <ul><li>Common nouns and Proper nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A common noun names any type of noun (person, animal, place, thing, idea). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A proper noun names an specific person, place or thing. </li></ul></ul>Nouns This is a dog . A dog is a common noun. This is also an specific dog. His name is Homer . Homer is a proper noun because is the particular name of this dog. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
  9. 9. Nouns <ul><li>Count nouns and Noncount nouns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Count nouns: Nouns that we can count (one pencil, two pencils, three pencils). They can be singular or plural (a book, two books). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Noncount nouns: Nouns that we can not count. They have no plural. Example: bread, cheese, ice-cream, yogurt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put a or an before singular nouns. Do not use the articles a or an with noncount nouns. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. NOUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. LET'S CONTINUE STUDYING ABOUT THIS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

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