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Nouns (forms and classification)


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Nouns (forms and classification)

  1. 1. Nouns 1. Forms 2. Classification
  2. 2. Forms1. One word nouns (mother, father, desk, table, etc.)2. Compound nouns (shop assistant, mid-level students, a leather jacket, etc.)
  3. 3. Forms1. Nouns can be formed froma. Noun (e.g. cat, caterpillar, elephant)b. Verb (e.g. work, walk, laugh)c. Adjective (e.g. happiness, presence, confidence)d. Other noun (e.g. kingdom, neighbourhood, spoonful)
  4. 4. Classification Classification1. Countable nouns2. Uncountable nouns
  5. 5. ExerciseIdentify the nouns
  6. 6. Text 1 Greetings come in a large variety. The most common would have to be the handshake. Americans like it firm. Many Europeans prefer a gentle shake. In America you shake only a few times and let go. Europeans tend to hold on for a while. Therefore, Americans feel uncomfortable. Men should support a woman’s hand when shaking with her hand resting on the palm. (adapted from English is Fun by D.L. Larcom)
  7. 7. Text 2 Assessing Your Reasons for Choosing to Teach
  8. 8. Classification1. Concrete nouns (e.g. mobile phone, purse)2. Abstract nouns (e.g. idea, information)3. Common nouns4. Proper nouns (e.g. Cecep, Lalu, John)5. Collective nouns (e.g. team, group)