NOUNS A noun is a word or a word group that is used to name a PERSON, a PLACE a THING or an IDEA.
PEOPLE Ben Wallace is one of my favorite NBA players.
PLACES My friend, Elisabeth, works at Conseco Fieldhouse.
THINGS Henry and I have season tickets for the Pacers.
IDEAS Watching basketball brings me much happiness!
COMMON and PROPER NOUNS COMMON NOUNS: names generic nouns. PROPER NOUNS: names specific nouns. **PROPER nouns are ALWAYS capitalized** This is a player for a team. Donyell Marshall played for the Cleveland Cavs.
COMMON and PROPER NOUNS Match these common nouns with the correct proper nouns. shoe coach arena team player snack Carmello Anthony Ritters Frozen Custard Avery Johnson The Palace The Dallas Mavericks Air Jordon
COMMON or PROPER This guy plays for the Phoenix Suns.
COMMON or PROPER Shawn Marion was traded to some team in Florida.
COMMON or PROPER With your group, decide if the underlined words in the following sentences are common or proper. 1.The Indiana Pacers is our local team. 2.Larry Bird is the president of the Pacers. 3.The Pacers are in the Eastern Conference.
CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT NOUNS Deron Williams thinks basketball is fun! CONCRETE NOUNS: Nouns that can be perceived by one or more sense. ABSTRACT NOUNS: names an idea, a feeling, a quality or a characteristic.
CONCRETE or ABSTRACT NOUNS Dee Brown feels happy when he meets a fan!
CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT NOUNS Paul Millsap sees playing basketball as an honor.
CONCRETE or ABSTRACT 1.Playing sports improves a childs self-esteem. 2.Playing basketball equals excitement. 3.Many arenas are designed to hold over 50,000 fans. With your group, decide if the underlined words in the following sentences are concrete or abstract.
COLLECTIVE NOUNS Larry Hughes plays for a team. COLLECTIVE NOUNS: nouns that name a group
COLLECTIVE NOUNS Jason Collins has a great family.
COLLECTIVE NOUNS or PLURAL NOUNS Jason Collins has brothers and sisters. Do not confuse COLLECTIVE NOUNS with plural nouns!!!! Brothers and sisters are plural not collective!!
COLLECTIVE NOUNS or PLURAL NOUNS 1.The committee voted to pass the new law. 2.Everyone in the class wanted to go home early. 3.Many students felt that it was an excellent idea. With your group, decide if the underlined words in the following sentences are collective or plural.