What are nouns and types of nouns.


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What are nouns and types of nouns.

  2. 2. LEARNING OBJECTIVES To understand different types of nouns. To give examples of different nouns.
  3. 3. NOUNS  Naming Words: objects, emotions and ideas.  Proper Nouns-uses a capital letter. Names of places and people.  Common Nouns- nouns that do not use a capital letter-they name general items. E.g. The word person is a common noun. Einstein is a proper noun.
  4. 4. 7 TYPES OF COMMON NOUNS Concrete nouns are physical. They can be touched. Abstract nouns cannot be touched e.g. feelings, emotions, theories, ideas.
  5. 5. TYPES OF COMMON NOUNS Can you match the words to the definitions? When you have finished think of your own examples.
  6. 6. NOUNS Count Nouns: can be counted. You can have one or many. Non-Count Nouns: Do not use numbers. Used with much (too much money/traffic) and doesn’t make sense with many.
  7. 7. NOUNS Mass Nouns: Usually non-count but can be count in some circumstances. Invairable Nouns: Only have one form, which can be either singular or plural.
  8. 8. COLLECTIVE NOUNS  Name for a number of things as one unit. A collective noun acts like a singular. The herd is on the move. The team is ready.
  9. 9. Some nouns can fit into more than one category: 1. I watched the sheep as I drove past the countryside. 2. Five sheep were wandering around the countryside. 3. I saw a herd of sheep. Often Collective Nouns are also non-count nouns e.g. love.
  10. 10. Categorise the Nouns on the tables. Clues: 1) Can you count the noun? 2) If you can’t, do you use much or many before the noun? 3) Do you use the same word for one (singular) and more than one of the noun (plural). 5 minutes per table
  11. 11. Count NonNouns Count Nouns Mass Collective Invairable Nouns Nouns Nouns
  12. 12. Count Nouns Non-Count Mass Nouns Nouns Collective Invairable Nouns Nouns Pens Money Coffee A school of fish. Houses Peace Sugar A flock of Scissors birds Magazines Chess Paint A hockey snow team. Glasses
  13. 13. Count Nouns Non-Count Mass Nouns Nouns Collective Invairable Nouns Nouns pencils hair Swarm of rain bees. paper
  14. 14. ON YOUR PAPER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Create on outline Of your hand. On each finger of your drawing: write down one type of noun. Define the noun. Can you think of an example. Swap it with the person sitting next to you.
  15. 15. HOMEWORK  Find an example of each type of Noun.  Write a comment on the blog-if you don’t have a GMAIL account-email it to me.
  16. 16. FIND THE NOUNS ON PAGE 35 Once you’ve found the nouns can you categorise the nouns. Can you comment on the effects?
  17. 17. LOOK AT YOUR ENCYCLOPAEDIA ARTICLE ON PAGE 39. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. GMAP the text. Mode Features Find and categorise the nouns. List the ideas in the text. Find the quotations-are nouns used in the quotes what are the effects. Can you link the use of nouns to the lexical-semantic framework?
  18. 18. PRONOUNS  Replace a noun.  Personal Pronouns-replace a person. I, you, we, she, he, they, them.  Possessive Pronouns-Pronouns that show possession-That’s mine, yours, theirs, hers, his.  Demonstrative Pronoun-Replace nouns that point to objects e.g. this, that, those, these.  Reflexive Pronouns- ends in self/selve e.g. themselves, himself, herself. Used at the end of a sentence/utterance-refers back to the noun used as the start of the sentence.