NOUN  A word used to name aperson, place, thing, or idea
Identifying  nouns:
Compound Nouns =Two or       seafood             grandmothermore words             daydreamthat are     compact discused t...
Collective Nouns =Name a group      faculty                  familycomposed of                  herdmembers. The      team...
Common / Proper Nouns =Common: name generalpeople, places, or thingsExamples—boy, day, city, street• Proper: name specific...
Concrete Nouns =Name a person, place, orthing that can be seen,heard, tasted, felt, orsmelled (experienced bythe senses)Ex...
Abstract Nouns =Name feelings, qualities,ideas, or emotions thataren’t experienced by anyof your sensesExamples = love, jo...
Tell whether each word names a person,          place, thing, or idea.       Note: some are not nouns student             ...
Identify the compound nouns.My sister-in-law and her familylive on a houseboat on Lake Ontario.     sister-in-law    Lake ...
Identify the collective nouns.The cast felt great self-respect whenthe audience cheered on and on.     cast            aud...
Tell whether each noun is     common or proper.England          properlove             commonteenagers        commonlake  ...
Tell whether each noun is    concrete or abstract.Philadelphia    concretewisdom          abstracteagle           concrete...
Singular and Plural        Nouns• A noun that names only one  person, place, or thing is called a  singular noun.• A 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 ch...
Plural Nouns • If a singular noun ends in “y” with a vowel before it, add an –s.       holiday –              boy – boys  ...
Plural NounsWords that come from Greek and Latin follow different rules. Singular      Plural        Examples  -a         ...
Fill in the chart below with the correctsingular or plural form of the noun.     Singular          Plural     field       ...
Possessive NounsWe add ‘s to all singular possessive nouns.      the boy’s book          the boy’s shoes       Ann’s car  ...
Change these to their correct   possessive forms.the damage of the earthquake          the earthquake’s damagethe son of C...
Find the nouns in the                 paragraph below.        The town’s empty, but we found all of the residents’ cars   ...
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08 27 nouns presentation

  1. 1. NOUN A word used to name aperson, place, thing, or idea
  2. 2. Identifying nouns:
  3. 3. Compound Nouns =Two or seafood grandmothermore words daydreamthat are compact discused to grand pianocreate one police officenoun self-esteem great-grandparents
  4. 4. Collective Nouns =Name a group faculty familycomposed of herdmembers. The teamidea is plural, bandbut the usage juryis singular. society group
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Concrete Nouns =Name a person, place, orthing that can be seen,heard, tasted, felt, orsmelled (experienced bythe senses)Examples- movie, music, pizza, heat, perfume
  7. 7. Abstract Nouns =Name feelings, qualities,ideas, or emotions thataren’t experienced by anyof your sensesExamples = love, joy, freedom, peace,knowledge, pride, faith, eloquence,convenience
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Identify the compound nouns.My sister-in-law and her familylive on a houseboat on Lake Ontario. sister-in-law Lake Ontario houseboat
  10. 10. Identify the collective nouns.The cast felt great self-respect whenthe audience cheered on and on. cast audience
  11. 11. Tell whether each noun is common or proper.England properlove commonteenagers commonlake commonmayor commonMissouri River propermother commonTate Museum proper
  12. 12. Tell whether each noun is concrete or abstract.Philadelphia concretewisdom abstracteagle concretefreedom abstractwater concreteRonald Reagan concreteneighbor concretehappiness abstractdishes concretepeace abstract
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Plural NounsAdd “s” to most singular nouns to makethem plural. desks books apples
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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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