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Nouns 110609234539-phpapp02

  1. 1. Nouns “Poetry is all nouns and verbs” Marianne More
  2. 2. What is a noun? A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, and abstract idea. Nouns are usually the first words which small children learn. University of Ottawa
  3. 3. Nouns a person an animal a place a thing an idea flower freedom baby dog city
  4. 4. Nouns • Singular and plural nouns Plural nouns: Refer to two or more things babies dogs flowers Singular nouns: Refer to one thing. a baby a dog a flower
  5. 5. Nouns • Concrete and abstract nouns Abstract nouns:  Something you can not perceive through any of your five senses.  Concrete nouns:  Something you can perceive with your five senses (see, touch, taste, hear or smell).
  6. 6. • Collective nouns Name a group of people or thing.  This class of nouns denotes a group of people, animals, objects, or concepts or ideas as a single entity. Nouns army, troop
  7. 7. • Compound nouns Made up of two or more words acting as a single unit. Types: 1. Separate words: coffee table 2. Hyphenated words: editor-in-chief 3. Combined words: battlefield Nouns
  8. 8. • Common nouns and Proper nouns – A common noun names any type of noun (person, animal, place, thing, idea). – A proper noun names an specific person, place or thing. Nouns This is a dog. A dog is a common noun. This is also an specific dog. His name is Homer. Homer is a proper noun because is the particular name of this dog. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
  9. 9. Nouns • Count nouns and Noncount nouns – Count nouns: Nouns that we can count (one pencil, two pencils, three pencils). They can be singular or plural (a book, two books). – Noncount nouns: Nouns that we can not count. They have no plural. Example: bread, cheese, ice-cream, yogurt. Put a or an before singular nouns. Do not use the articles a or an with noncount nouns.
  10. 10. NOUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.NOUNS ARE VERY IMPORTANT. LET'S CONTINUE STUDYING ABOUTLET'S CONTINUE STUDYING ABOUT THIS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THETHIS FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE ENGLISH GRAMMAR.ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

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