2. A Person
3. A Place
4. A Thing
5. Common Nouns and Proper Nouns
• A noun that names any person,
place, or thing is a common noun.
•A noun that names a particular
person, place, or thing is a proper
6. Statue of Liberty
President County Line Rd.
cat man White House
7. 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 called a plural noun.
8. Plural Nouns
• Add s to most singular nouns to make them plural.
pencils truck s
9. Plural Nouns
•Add es to a singular noun that
ends with s, x, ch, or sh.
dish es glasses
lunches bus es brushes
10. Plural Nouns
•If a noun ends with a vowel and a y,
11. Plural Nouns
• If a noun ends with a consonant and a y,
change the y to an i and add es.
puppy ies ladies
12. Plural Nouns
•Some nouns have special plural forms.
•Since these words follow no special
pattern, you must learn them.
13. Singular Possessive Nouns
• Add an apostrophe and an s to a singular
noun to make it possessive. swimming
boy’s swimming pool
spider’s web house’s roof Mark’s slingshot
14. Plural Possessive Nouns
•When a plural noun ends with s, add an
apostrophe. birds’ nest
girls’ cat nest
babies’ strollers students’ teacher
15. Plural Possessive Nouns
2. When a plural noun doesn’t end with s,
add an apostrophe and an s.
fur children’s blocks
The children’s blocks are big.
mice’s fur women’s eyes
The mice’s fur is black. The women’s eyes are brown.
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