Nouns

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Nouns

  1. 1. NOUNS
  2. 2. What is a noun? A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
  3. 3. Singular or Plural? Singular nouns describe one thing. Examples: girl, desk, flower, child, man woman, boy, chair, box Plural nouns describe many things. Examples: girls, desks, flowers, children, men, women, boys, chairs, boxes
  4. 4. Common or Proper Common nouns are not capitalized (first letter); Nothing specific Examples: rock, boat, lamp, television Proper nouns are always capitalized (first letter); specific Examples: Mozart, Lincoln Memorial, Suzy, Nolan Middle School
  5. 5. Concrete, Abstract, or Collective? Concrete nouns can be a person, place, or thing that can be determined by using the senses.  Examples: song, desk, apple, rock, boat Abstract nouns name ideas, feelings, or characteristics.  Examples: love, loyalty, trust, freedom, truth Collective nouns are singular words, but name a group.  Examples: family, herd, class, flock, pack, school
  6. 6. Concrete, Abstract, or Collective? Concrete nouns can be a person, place, or thing that can be determined by using the senses.  Examples: song, desk, apple, rock, boat Abstract nouns name ideas, feelings, or characteristics.  Examples: love, loyalty, trust, freedom, truth Collective nouns are singular words, but name a group.  Examples: family, herd, class, flock, pack, school

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