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