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1 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NOUNS, CLICK ON THE BUTTONS ON THE NEXT PAGE. NOUNS by Patricia Galien HOME

2 THIS PAGE IS HOME by Patricia Galien

3 NOUNS A noun is a place, a thing, or an idea. a person, /AAAAAAAAC98/L- I8j9dH97Y/Fotolia_ _L.jpg content/uploads/2009/10/chicago.jpg udio/241/stott-apple-book.jpg 2009/03/eames-chair-herman-miller.jpg dpress/wp- content/uploads/2010/01/idea.jpg

4 COUNT AND NONCOUNT NOUNS There are two kinds of nouns in English. Count Nouns Noncount Nouns are nouns that you can count. are nouns that you cannot count. m/2008/04/egg-chair.jpg =chair&view=detail&id=E2C267C891F2E7 DEEBF79E328AFBAE4D42D3C726&first=1& FORM=IDFRIR one chair two chairs content/uploads/2009/06/_small_water _drops1.jpg water money les.wordpress.com/2010/07/m oney.jpg

5 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For nouns that end with a consonant, add s. one pigtwopigs uploads/Two-little-Piggies-pigs _1920_1440.jpg 009/12/cute-pig.jpg

6 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For most nouns that end with a vowel, add s. one beetwobees guide.com/bee_pollen_FULL.jpg egorized/2008/09/18/bees.jpg (Nouns that end in o are exceptions. See the next two slides.)

7 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For most nouns that end in o, add s. one pianotwo age_pianos.jpg dict/photofiles/list/404/773piano.jpg (See the next slide for exceptions.) pianos

8 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For some nouns that end in o, add es. If you are not sure, check a dictionary. one potato a lot of potatoes es.jpg content/uploads/potato.jpg

9 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For nouns that end in a consonant and y, the y becomes ies. one first ladyfivefirst ladies -content/uploads/2006/09/5FirstLadies.jpg michelle-obama.jpg

10 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For nouns that end with a vowel and y, add s. one monkey twomonkeys content/uploads/2009/07/monkey-twins.jpg /SwwEBJXF4yI/AAAAAAAABec/ACIw3- D4920/s1600/baby-monkey.1280.jpg

11 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For nouns that end in fe, change the fe to v and add s. one knifethreeknives 2009/swissarmykni.jpg 008/06/gallery_swiss_army_knife/swiss.jpg

12 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? For nouns that end in sh, ch, x, s, z, add es. one dressthreedresses n/admin_images/ _dresses.jpg high-tech-dress.jpg

13 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? Some plural forms are the same as the singular form. one sheeptwo ment/gallery/2008/nov/05/lakedistrict/GD 1_16_13---Sheep_web.jpg?&k=Sheep sheep

14 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? Some words have no singular form. scissors glasses content/uploads/2009/03/glasses_h.jpg content/uploads/2008/08/scissors_vie w2.jpg oads/pics/visvim-mess-shorts- 2_01.jpg shorts To count these nouns, you need to use a pair of, two pairs of, etc.

15 COUNT NOUNS How do you make a singular count noun plural? Some nouns have an irregular plural. mouse tooth mice teeth mages/trapping-mice0.jpg commons/5/53/Spiny_Mice.jpg dict/photofiles/list/7639/10277molar_to oth.jpg od.com/wp- content/uploads/2009/06/teet h-stem-cells.jpg e.com/wp- content/uploads/2010/0 7/Foot.jpg dict/photofiles/list/3983/5341 foot.jpg.jpg foot feet

16 PRACTICE Write the plural noun. 1. toys babieskangaroos foxes men content/uploads/2009/05/toys.jpgdict/photofil es/list/3983/5341foot.jpg.jpg 08/babies.jpg 3/two_kangaroos.jpg com/2007/11/jeans.jpg es/MenOutfits.jpg data/500/6288foxes.jpg jeans

17 NONCOUNT NOUNS There are a lot of different kinds of noncount nouns. Below are some examples. Types of Noncount NounsExamples No Distinct Partsmilkcoffeewater Parts That Are Small rice sugargrass Categories mail furnituremoney Abstractionsloveadviceeducation Sports/Recreationsoccerchessbaseball Fields of Studygrammarmusiclaw Medical Conditionsarthritiscancerflu Note – Noncount nouns take singular verbs. is Grammar is useful.

18 10/9/ipod-nano-watch.jpg le_thumbview_approve/ /2/istockphoto_ clock- on-wall-01a.jpg SOMETIMES A COUNT NOUN AND SOMETIMES A NONCOUNT NOUN TIME How many times do you look at your watch every day? Do you have any time today?

19 INFINITIVES AS NOUNS An infinitive can be the subject of a sentence or the subject of a clause. WaysImages/image021.jpg To err To err* is human. *to make a mistake /apolo-ohno_ jpg To skate To skate in the Olympics was his dream.

20 INFINITIVES AS NOUNS An infinitive can be a direct object. pg to graduate She hopes to graduate in two years. ck_muslim%20student.jpg to order We want to order pizza tonight.

21 INFINITIVES AS NOUNS An infinitive can come after an object jpg to relax The facial massage helped her to relax. entines-day-chocolates.jpg to give I expected them to give me chocolates.

22 s/Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale.jpg learning I enjoyed learning about the beluga whales at the aquarium. content/uploads/2011/03/monkey_smoking_1a.jpg Smoking Smoking is not smart. GERUNDS A gerund is a noun that is the base form of a verb plus – ing.


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