All about Nouns


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All about Nouns

  1. 1. All about Nouns
  2. 2. Definition Nouns are words that name people, places, things, or ideas.
  3. 3. Common Nouns name kinds of people, places or things (not specific ones) Examples girl, valley, continent, cave, city, school, bat, company
  4. 4. Proper Nouns name specific people, places, or things Examples Bob Smith, Mount Rushmore, Texas, Black Sea, Nike, Leaning Tower of Pisa
  5. 5. Abstract Nouns are nouns that you can't perceive with your five senses such as ideas or qualities Examples peace, poverty, sorrow, self-esteem, hate, terror, dreams, social studies, freedom, hope
  6. 6. Countable Nouns are nouns that you can count Examples chair, puppy, game, truck, city, novel, iPad, cup, voice, radio, marker, Stan, piano, strawberry
  7. 7. Non-count Nouns are nouns that can’t be counted Examples grass, sand, hair, grain, snow, trash, art, ice
  8. 8. Compound Nouns are made up of two or more words (words may or may not be hyphenated) Examples whiteboard, eyelash, New Jersey, baseball, ponytail, sunbea m, granddaughter, raindrop
  9. 9. Collective Nouns refer to things or people as a unit or group Examples committee, police, government, board, class, team, swarm, congregation, herd, pack, brood
  10. 10. Singular Nouns name one person, place, thing, or idea Examples TV, telephone, bench, lamp, fork, rug, cabinet, teacher, surgeon, valley, school, pride, silence
  11. 11. Plural Nouns name two or more people, places, things, or ideas Examples tents, canaries, oxen, foxes, teeth, valleys, knives, geese, waltzes, fish, trees, joys
  12. 12. Rules for Plural Nouns  Generally add “s” = cat > cats  Ends in “s” add “es” = glass > glasses  Ends in “ch” add “es” = church > churches  Ends in “sh” add “es” = bush > bushes  Ends in “x” add “es” = fox > foxes  Ends in “z” add “es” = waltz > waltzes  Ends in vowel “y” add “s” = boy > boys  Ends in consonant “y” change to “ies” = fly > flies  Note: there are some irregular plurals 
  13. 13. Possessive Nouns show ownership or possession Examples Nancy’s, bird’s, birds’, strawberry’s, strawberries’, fox’s, foxes’, child’s, children’s
  14. 14. Singular Possessive Nouns show ONE person, place, thing, or idea owning or possessing something Forming a singular possessive noun: No matter what the ending of the noun is, just add an apostrophe and then an “s” Examples Fred’s dog, teacher’s pen, dog’s bone, toy’s battery
  15. 15. Plural Possessive Nouns show TWO or MORE people, places, things, or ideas owning or possessing something Forming a plural possessive noun:  1. make the noun plural  2. check the ending  3. if the plural form ends in “s”, only add an apostrophe EX: cats = cats’  4. if the plural does NOT end in “s”, add both an apostrophe and then an “s” EX: mice = mice’s
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