Compound Nouns =Two or seafood grandmothermore words daydreamthat are compact discused to grand pianocreate one police officenoun self-esteem great-grandparents
Collective Nouns =Name a group faculty familycomposed of herdmembers. The teamidea is plural, bandbut the usage juryis singular. society group
Common / Proper Nouns =Common: name generalpeople, places, or thingsExamples—boy, day, city, street• Proper: name specific people, places, or thingsExamples – John, Friday, Atlanta, Peachtree Street
Concrete Nouns =Name a person, place, orthing that can be seen,heard, tasted, felt, orsmelled (experienced bythe senses)Examples- movie, music, pizza, heat, perfume
Abstract Nouns =Name feelings, qualities,ideas, or emotions thataren’t experienced by anyof your sensesExamples = love, joy, freedom, peace,knowledge, pride, faith, eloquence,convenience
Tell whether each word names a person, place, thing, or idea. Note: some are not nouns student person exam thing satisfaction idea enter not a noun (verb) entrance place ugly not a noun (adjective) often not a noun (adverb) singer person
Identify the compound nouns.My sister-in-law and her familylive on a houseboat on Lake Ontario. sister-in-law Lake Ontario houseboat
Identify the collective nouns.The cast felt great self-respect whenthe audience cheered on and on. cast audience
Tell whether each noun is common or proper.England properlove commonteenagers commonlake commonmayor commonMissouri River propermother commonTate Museum proper
Tell whether each noun is concrete or abstract.Philadelphia concretewisdom abstracteagle concretefreedom abstractwater concreteRonald Reagan concreteneighbor concretehappiness abstractdishes concretepeace abstract
Singular and Plural Nouns• A noun that names only one person, place, or thing is called a singular noun.• A noun that names more than one person, place, or thing is a plural noun.
Plural NounsAdd “s” to most singular nouns to makethem plural. desks books apples
Plural NounsAdd “es” to a singular noun that ends in: -s glass – glasses -x box – boxes - ch church – churches - sh brush – brushes And sometimes – o ** BUT** tornado – tornadoes radio – radios potato – potatoes piano – pianos hero – heroes burrito – burritos
Plural Nouns • If a singular noun ends in “y” with a vowel before it, add an –s. holiday – boy – boys monkey – monkeys holidays• If a singular noun ends in “y” with a consonant before it, take off the “y” and add – ies. baby – babies lady – ladies butterfly – butterflies• Sometimes when singular nouns finish in “f” or “fe,” they become – ves. knife – knives hoof – hooves leaf– leaves**BUT** chef – chefs reef – reefs café – cafes
Plural NounsWords that come from Greek and Latin follow different rules. Singular Plural Examples -a - ae vertebra – vertebrae, alga – algae - is - es analysis – analyses, radius - radii - um -a datum – data, bacterium – bacteria - us -i fungus – fungi, stimulus - stimuli - on -a phenomenon – phenomenaSome plurals are just irregular. man – men woman – women child – children fish - fish deer – deer mouse – mice foot – feet ox - oxen
Fill in the chart below with the correctsingular or plural form of the noun. Singular Plural field fields fox foxes echo echoes dictionary dictionaries survey surveys life lives parenthesis parentheses criterion criteria tooth teeth bus buses person people
Possessive NounsWe add ‘s to all singular possessive nouns. the boy’s book the boy’s shoes Ann’s car Mr. Smith’s family the spider’s web James’s dogWe add only ‘ to plural possessive nouns ending in –s. the girls’ school the girls’ friends the Smiths’ house the stores’ pricesWe add ‘s to plural possessive nouns that don’t end in –s. the children’s toys the data’s conclusion the mice’s cheese Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s children
Change these to their correct possessive forms.the damage of the earthquake the earthquake’s damagethe son of Charles Charles’s sonthe job of the men the men’s jobthe business of the Wilsons the Wilsons’ businessthe knowledge of the people the people’s knowledgethe activities of the students the students’ activitiesthe notes of the professor the professor’s notesthe house of Jane and Bill Jane and Bill’s housethe bone that belongs to the dog the dog’s bonethe cat that belongs to the sisters the sisters’ cat
Find the nouns in the paragraph below. The town’s empty, but we found all of the residents’ cars town residents’ cars scattered throughout the streets. The cafés lining Primrose streets cafés PrimroseAvenue have steaming coffee and lit cigarettes on the tables withAvenue coffee cigarettes tablesfood cooking in abandoned kitchens. Jeff, I don’t know how tofood kitchens Jeffexplain this, but a feeling of sadness is palpable in the air. feeling sadness air
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