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Nouns and pronouns


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Nouns and pronouns

  1. 1. Nouns and Pronouns
  2. 2. What is a noun? • A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. • •
  3. 3. Tell if the underlined word in each sentence is a noun. If so, tell if it names a person, place, thing, or idea • The sky was a canvas of blues and whites. • My teacher was glad to see me this morning. • The team practices every night at 5:00 p.m. • How did the glass get broken? • The United States was founded in 1776. • My friend Janice lives next door to me. • The happiness of the group is very important. •
  4. 4. Common and Proper Nouns • A COMMON NOUN names a general person, place, thing, or idea. Common nouns begin with a lowercase letter, unless found at the beginning of a sentence or part of a title • A PROPER NOUN names a specific person, place, thing, or idea. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. •
  5. 5. Common and Proper Noun Examples Common Nouns Proper Nouns boy Timothy girl Sarah city Nashville game Monopoly company Nike country Japan school Towne Acres •
  6. 6. For each common noun, give an example of a proper noun. Common Proper drink example: Gatorade state teacher team school song •
  7. 7. For each proper noun, give an example of a common noun Common Proper Food City Spiderman Rachel Dollywood Science Hill High O’Hare International •
  8. 8. Singular and Plural Nouns • A singular noun names ONE person, place, thing, or idea. • A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
  9. 9. Ways to Make a Noun Plural
  10. 10. Pronouns • Pronouns take the place of nouns. • Examples: • Subject Pronouns: he, she, they, we, I, it, you • Object Pronouns: him, her, them, us, me, it, you • Possessive Pronouns: his, hers, our(s), their(s), my, mine, its, yours •