Nouns

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Nouns

  1. 1. Nothing but Nouns By: Ms. Walsh
  2. 2. Nouns A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. A noun is often “clued” by the words “an” “a” and “the” An ape on the bike hit a bird with a rock at the end of the long road. We will learn about: concrete nouns and abstract nouns. common nouns and proper nouns singular nouns and plural nouns. collective nouns possessive nouns Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  3. 3. Rockin’ Out with NOUNS! • Let’s see a mini introduction to NOUNS! • Remember some of the nouns you see… • Feel free to sing along!
  4. 4. A noun is a person, place, thing or idea… Person Place Thing Idea/Feeling girl Nashua toy love Mr. Robbins city tree happiness nurse back yard arm freedom Sam San Francisco couch honesty boy mountain monster commitment man Mount Monadnock Big Foot kindness president Pennichuck School Apple Computer democracy Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  5. 5. YOUR TURN…. Click HERE to play the Balloon Noun Game! Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  6. 6. Concrete and Abstract Nouns Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  7. 7. Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns • A concrete noun is a noun that can be experienced with your five senses. You can touch, smell, see, hear or taste a concrete noun. • An abstract noun can not be experienced with your five senses. An abstract noun exists, but you cannot see it, taste it, smell it, touch it or hear it. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  8. 8. Concrete Nouns • A concrete noun can be experienced with one or more of your five senses. • An orange is a concrete noun. You can see an orange, taste one, smell one, touch one. • A whistle is a concrete noun. You can hear it and see hit and touch it. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  9. 9. Abstract Nouns Abstract nouns aren’t detected by your five senses. Honesty is an example of an abstract noun. What color is honesty? You don't know because you cannot see it. What texture is honesty? Who knows? You cannot touch it. What flavor is honesty? No clue! You cannot taste it! Does it make a sound? Of course not! Does it smell? Not a bit! Honesty is an abstract noun! Other abstract nouns: anger, peace, hate, pride, sympathy, bravery, success, courage, beauty, fun, loyalty pain, knowledge, trust, education, friendship, intelligence Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  10. 10. YOUR TURN…Find the concrete and abstract nouns… The mother felt love for her baby and she had much happiness when the child laughed while playing with the toy. The soldier held his gun tightly as he walked into the city. He felt hatred for his enemy but dreaded the thought of causing pain. He hated war and wished he could go home. Angie was sad that her friend Lily was moving to Florida. She was filled with sorrow at the thought of losing her friendship. She looked at her watch. Where had the time gone? She had spent all night on the computer doing her homework! Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  11. 11. Common and Proper Nouns Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  12. 12. Common Nouns vs. Proper Nouns • A common noun is an ordinary person, place or thing. A common noun is not capitalized. (boy, city, house) • A proper noun is a specific person, place or thing. A proper noun is capitalized. (Sam, Nashua, The White House) Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  13. 13. Common Noun and Proper Noun • holiday = common noun • Valentine’s Day = proper noun Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  14. 14. Common Noun and Proper Noun • tower = common noun • Eiffel Tower = proper noun Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  15. 15. Common Noun and Proper Noun • doctor = a common noun • Dr. Ed Jones = a proper noun Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  16. 16. Common and Proper Nouns • • • • • • • • doctor lady building city shoe college girl boy • • • • • • • • Dr. Paine Mrs. Jones The Capital Building Nashua, NH Adidas Rivier College Mary James Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  17. 17. Your Turn… Click HERE to Play the Common and Proper Noun Game… Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  18. 18. Singular and Plural Nouns Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  19. 19. Singular and Plural Nouns • Singular means ONE • ONE crazy guy… • Plural means MORE THAN ONE • TWO crazy guys… • There are rules to making Singular nouns into plural nouns. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  20. 20. Singular or Plural? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. cats baby church tables books Bus man oranges dog bananas Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  21. 21. If a noun ends with “s” “x” “ch” or “sh”, add “ES” to make it plural: •s – buses •x – taxes • ch – benches • sh – dishes Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  22. 22. Add ies to make nouns plural that end with a consonant and a y: • lady – Ladies • fry – fries Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  23. 23. Some nouns that end in f or fe change to ves when made plural: • calf – calves • knife – knives Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  24. 24. Some nouns that end in o change to es when made plural. Some change to s: • kangaroo – kangaroos • potato – potatoes Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  25. 25. Some nouns do not change at all when made plural: • sheep – sheep • deer – deer Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  26. 26. Some nouns change completely when made plural: • man – men • goose – geese Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  27. 27. Some nouns don’t fit the rules… • Monkey changes to monkeys not monkies. That’s just the English Language for you! Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  28. 28. Noun type Forming the plural Example Ends with -fe Change f to v then Add -s knife - knives life - lives wife - wives Ends with -f Change f to v then Add -es half - halves wolf - wolves loaf - loaves Add -es potato - potatoes tomato - tomatoes volcano - volcanoes Ends with -o ends with -us Change -us to -i ALL KINDS Change the vowel or Change the word or Add a different ending Unchanging Singular and plural are the same cactus - -cacti nucleus - nuclei man - men foot - feet child - children person - people tooth - teeth mouse - mice sheep deer fish Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  29. 29. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. half 2. foot 3. piano 4. spy 5. brush Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  30. 30. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. halves 2. feet 3. pianos 4. spies 5. brushes Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  31. 31. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. mouse 2. memo 3. shelf 4. leaf 5. child Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  32. 32. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. mice 2. memos 3. shelves 4. leaves 5. children Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  33. 33. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. thief 2. woman 3. fish 4. photo 5. die Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  34. 34. Can you make these nouns plural? 1. thieves 2. women 3. fish 4. photos 5. dice Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  35. 35. You Try It! Click HERE to fish for plural nouns! Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  36. 36. Collective Nouns… Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  37. 37. Collective Nouns… When you collect something, you put together a group of more than one. Collective means a group. Collective nouns are “groups of something.” Here are some collective nouns: herd group fleet army colony mob tribe class pack family team flock Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  38. 38. Possessive Nouns… I believe that belongs to me… Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  39. 39. Possessive Nouns… A possessive noun is a noun that shows ownership. To “possess” means to own or to have. I am Bob and this is my towel. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  40. 40. Possessive Nouns… To show ownership, an apostrophe is used. Most people have a hard time putting the apostrophe in the correct place! The rule for the apostrophe depends on whether the noun is singular or plural. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  41. 41. Possessive Singular Nouns Use an apostrophe with -s for possessives of singular nouns. SINGULAR MEANS ONE. Use an apostrophe plus -s to show the possessive form of a singular noun, even if that singular noun already ends in -s: Frank’s crayon my friend’s dad Robert Frost’s poetry today's weather report the boss's problem Star Jones's talk show That boy’s shirt I am one boy and this is my shirt. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  42. 42. Possessive Plural Nouns Use an apostrophe without an -s for most possessives plural nouns. PLURAL MEANS MORE THAN ONE. To form the possessive of a plural noun that already ends in -s, add an apostrophe: the girls' swing set (the swing set belonging to the girls) the students' projects (the projects belonging to the students) the Johnsons' house (the house belonging to the Johnsons) If the plural noun does not end in -s, add an apostrophe plus -s: women's conference (the conference belonging to the women) the children's toys (the toys belonging to the children) the men's training camp (the training camp belonging to the men) Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  43. 43. Singular Possessive vs. Plural Possessive Basically…. The project belonging to one student: (singular) The project belonging to more than one student: (plural) The student’s project The students’ project The apostrophe comes before the s. The apostrophe comes after the s. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  44. 44. Singular Possessive vs. Plural Possessive Finally…. The shoes belonging to many women: The shoes belonging to one woman: WOMAN’S SHOES WOMEN’S SHOES The apostrophe comes before the s because the noun is a collective group and has no s on the end. It would be “ladies’ shoes if the base word was lady.: Lady’s shoes (the shoes belonging to one lady) Ladies’ shoes (the shoes belonging to more than one lady. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  45. 45. Can you make this sentence possessive? • Adam owns that car. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  46. 46. Answer: • That is Adam's car. Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  47. 47. Which answer best fits in the blank? ____________ bicycle is broken. A. Seths' B. Sethes C. Seths D. Seth's Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  48. 48. Which answer best fits in the blank? ____________ bicycle is broken. A. Seths' B. Sethes C. Seths D. Seth's Walsh Publishing Co. 2009
  49. 49. Which answer best fits in the blank? The trash can will attract a lot of ____________ if you leave the lid off. A. flys B. flies C. flie's D. fly's
  50. 50. Which answer best fits in the blank? The trash can will attract a lot of ____________ if you leave the lid off. A. flys B. flies C. flie's D. fly's
  51. 51. Which answer best fits in the blank? The ____________________ skin is red. A. tomatoes B. tomato's C. tomatos' D. tomatos's
  52. 52. Which answer best fits in the blank? The ____________________ skin is red. A. tomatoes B. C. D. tomato's tomatos' tomatos's
  53. 53. Which answer best fits in the blank? Emily has two hamsters named Barry and Steve. The ____________________ cage looks like a tiny house. A. hamsters' B. hamsters C. hamster's D. hamsterers
  54. 54. Which answer best fits in the blank? Emily has two hamsters named Barry and Steve. The ____________________ cage looks like a tiny house. A. hamsters' B. hamsters C. hamster's D. hamsterers
  55. 55. Which answer best fits in the blank? Billy will carry his ____________ suitcase. A. sister's B. sisters C. sisteres D. sister'
  56. 56. Which answer best fits in the blank? Billy will carry his ____________ suitcase. A. sister's B. sisters C. sisteres D. sister'
  57. 57. Which answer best fits in the blank? I borrowed ___________ sweater. A. Jane's B. Janes C. Jane D. Janes'
  58. 58. Which answer best fits in the blank? I borrowed _________ sweater. A. B. C. D. Jane's Janes Jane Janes' I am Jane and this is my sweater.
  59. 59. You Try It! Click HERE to take a possessive noun quiz! Walsh Publishing Co. 2009

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