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Nouns from Simona Tatar


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Nouns from Simona Tatar

  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.