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1 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NOUNS, CLICK ON THE BUTTONS ON THE NEXT PAGE. NOUNS http://pjgalien.wordpress.com by Patricia Galien HOME

2 THIS PAGE IS HOME by Patricia Galien http://pjgalien.wordpress.com

3 NOUNS A noun is a place, a thing, or an idea. a person, http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vB03mc19_RA/Sy4XtPCR6lI /AAAAAAAAC98/L- I8j9dH97Y/Fotolia_1966632_L.jpg http://discounthotels.com/travel-blog/wp- content/uploads/2009/10/chicago.jpg http://homepage.mac.com/stott/ebay/st udio/241/stott-apple-book.jpg http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/ 2009/03/eames-chair-herman-miller.jpg http://www.pastryshoescollection.com/wor 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. http://thecuriousclan.files.wordpress.co m/2008/04/egg-chair.jpg http://www.bing.com/images/search?q =chair&view=detail&id=E2C267C891F2E7 DEEBF79E328AFBAE4D42D3C726&first=1& FORM=IDFRIR one chair two chairs http://newsletter.herrerainc.com/wp- content/uploads/2009/06/_small_water _drops1.jpg water money http://thingsilearnedinmy20s.fi 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 http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_ uploads/Two-little-Piggies-pigs- 1078267_1920_1440.jpg http://badanimalpuns.files.wordpress.com/2 009/12/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 http://www.bee-pollen-supplement- guide.com/bee_pollen_FULL.jpg http://dianepernet.typepad.com/photos/uncat 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 http://www.pianosforkids.com/images/homep age_pianos.jpg http://www.faqs.org/photo- 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 http://goutsucks.zoomshare.com/files/potato es.jpg http://transitionculture.org/wp- 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 http://www.bravecreatures.com/blog/wp -content/uploads/2006/09/5FirstLadies.jpg http://www.firstladies.org/images/ 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 http://blog.mypets.ws/wp- content/uploads/2009/07/monkey-twins.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CKCnQB5P3ug /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 http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/news/ 2009/swissarmykni.jpg http://www.wired.com/images/slideshow/2 008/06/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 http://www.africafreemarket.com/webadmi n/admin_images/1257920029_dresses.jpg http://www.crunchwear.com/images/cats/ 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 http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/environ ment/gallery/2008/nov/05/lakedistrict/GD 8280534@Herdwick-sheep-in-the-4887.jpg http://www.freefoto.com/images/01/16/0 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 http://www.killahbeez.com/wordpress/wp- content/uploads/2009/03/glasses_h.jpg http://www.declutteryou.com/wp- content/uploads/2008/08/scissors_vie w2.jpg http://www.highsnobiety.com/upl 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 http://blog.clarkpest.com/Portals/31616/i mages/trapping-mice0.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ commons/5/53/Spiny_Mice.jpg http://www.faqs.org/photo- dict/photofiles/list/7639/10277molar_to oth.jpg http://stemcellumbilicalcordblo od.com/wp- content/uploads/2009/06/teet h-stem-cells.jpg http://www.netguruonlin e.com/wp- content/uploads/2010/0 7/Foot.jpg http://www.faqs.org/photo- dict/photofiles/list/3983/5341 foot.jpg.jpg foot feet

16 PRACTICE Write the plural noun. 1. toys babieskangaroos foxes men 2. 3. 4. http://www.recycle.co.uk/blog/wp- content/uploads/2009/05/toys.jpgdict/photofil es/list/3983/5341foot.jpg.jpg http://afizaazmee.files.wordpress.com/2010/ 08/babies.jpg http://www.anthonyswebsite.com/Grade 3/two_kangaroos.jpg 5. 6. http://rohanmanoharlovetobe.files.wordpress. com/2007/11/jeans.jpg http://www.brockport.edu/career/dress/imag es/MenOutfits.jpg http://www.fredmiranda.com/hosting- 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 http://cdn.ubergizmo.com/photos/20 10/9/ipod-nano-watch.jpg http://www.istockphoto.com/fi le_thumbview_approve/19670 9/2/istockphoto_196709-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. http://www.traciehotchner.com/dt/images/25 WaysImages/image021.jpg To err To err* is human. *to make a mistake http://xoxodesigns.files.wordpress.com/2010/03 /apolo-ohno_90617093.jpg To skate To skate in the Olympics was his dream.

20 INFINITIVES AS NOUNS An infinitive can be a direct object. http://www.pizzahazel.com/img/tomato_pizza.j pg to graduate She hopes to graduate in two years. http://www.futurestudentusa.com/Images/isto ck_muslim%20student.jpg to order We want to order pizza tonight.

21 INFINITIVES AS NOUNS An infinitive can come after an object. http://www.maxxnailsandspa.com/resources/j0 406790.jpg to relax The facial massage helped her to relax. http://alliedow.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/val entines-day-chocolates.jpg to give I expected them to give me chocolates.

22 http://www.sheddaquarium.org/images/article s/Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale.jpg learning I enjoyed learning about the beluga whales at the aquarium. http://turningdownthesuck.com/wp- 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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