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2 Noun Phrases Bridget Green Grammar MFWI; based on Mark Landa, Barbara Bent, Winnie Cragg

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4 What is a noun?

5 A noun is... a person (students and teacher) a place (school and classroom) a thing (desk and apple) an idea (LOVE !! )

6 What is a noun? Tell your partner now!

7 Nouns Proper Nouns Akiko MFWI Mt. Fujii Spokane PronounsCountable NounsUncountable Nouns Types of nouns

8 Proper Nouns Proper Nouns begin with capital letters. are Names like and the Golden Gate Bridge. Abraham Lincoln

9 Types of nouns Nouns Proper Nouns Pronouns Countable Nouns Uncountable Nouns I You She He It They Them We Us

10 Nouns Proper Nouns Pronouns Countable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Types of nouns

11 countable nouns

12 Let’s look at countable nouns Singular (= ‘one’) Rule 1: a/an + noun a book an assignment a child Rule 2: one + noun one page Plural (= ‘more than one’) Rule 1: noun + s ideas books children Rule 2: #+ noun + s five pages

13 Some spelling rules One dish Two dish One city Two cit sesyies

14 singular countable nouns a or an? Midori’s eating ___ cookie and Rika’s eating ___ apple. I have ___ idea, but you have ___ better one. It takes ___ hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma. Bridget wore ___ uniform to school, but she didn’t have ___ umbrella. Rie goes to ___ local college, but Ayumi attends ___ university.

15 singular countable nouns a or an? Midori’s eating a cookie and Rika’s eating an apple. I have an idea, but you have a better one. It takes an hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma. Bridget wore a uniform to school, but she didn’t have an umbrella. Rie goes to a local college, but Ayumi attends a university.

16 plural countable nouns You get three wish__ ! I love animal__! I have two dog__, three fish__, and four cat__. Chika’s talking to two wom_n and three old m_n. Bridget has three child___ and Timothy has three niece___. Ayumi has attended two universit___.

17 plural countable nouns You get three wishes ! I love animals! I have two dogs, three fish, and four cats. Chika’s talking to two women and three old men. Bridget has three children and Timothy has three nieces. Ayumi has attended two universities. Pronunciation? /z/ /s/ / I z/ voicedunvoiced /s z sh ch/

18 countable nouns Correct or incorrect? 1. There are four person in my family. 2. My dogs like to eat bone. 3. I want to have a two babys after I marry. 4. John’s been married twice; he’s had two wife. 5. Good evening, lady and gentlemans.

19 1. There are four people in my family. 2. My dogs like to eat bones. 3. I want to have two babies after I marry. 4. John’s been married twice; he’s had two wives. 5. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. countable nouns Check your answers.

20 Types of nouns Nouns Proper NounsPronounsCountable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Singular No plural

21 Uncountable nouns are … …nouns that can’t be counted.

22 Uncountable nouns are … Liquid like tea and milk Material like wool and cotton

23 Useful material like chalk, paint, or wood,… Metal like gold and silver

24 Abstract ideas like information, power, education, knowledge, advice, and...

25 uncountable nouns Singular -- YES but… Do not use a + uncountable noun an advice (‘advice’ is uncountable) Do not use one + uncountable noun one homework (‘homework’ is uncountable) Plural – NO! advices homeworks    

26 Let’s practice! Countable or uncountable? advice apple bracelet bread butter chair cheese desk dollar field food fruit furniture information jewelry lake liquid meat milk money mountain necklace news oil orange pear pound ring scenery soup table water yen

27 apple bracelet chair desk dollar field lake mountain advice bread butter cheese food fruit furniture information jewelry CountableUncountable liquid meat milk money news oil scenery soup water necklace orange pear pound ring table yen

28 Put these nouns into groups. applebraceletchairdesk dollarfieldfruit furniture jewelrylake money mountain necklace orange pear ring scenery table yeneuro _________ _______ _________ _______ fruit orange apple pear

29 Groups... fruit apple orange pear furniture chair desk table jewelry bracelet necklace ring money dollar yen euro scenery field lake mountain NOTE: Uncountable nouns are often groups. Countable nouns are members of the group.

30 Types of nouns Nouns Proper NounsPronounsCountable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Singular No plural

31 more than one uncountable noun Uncountable nouns are not plural, so how do we talk about more than one? Answer: Use a countable noun before the uncountable noun.

32 For example: WATER two drops of water two glasses of water seven bottles of water more than one uncountable noun

33 Now you try: pop toast two cans of pop six slices of toast

34 Homework Homework worksheet: Check it in the library BEFORE noon on the day of your class Grammar Study Card(s): Make it YOUR way to help YOU study for the final!


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