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1 Nouns Eight Kinds of Nouns: common, proper, collective, compound, concrete, abstract, singular, plural

2 A noun is a word that names a: Person Grandfather, Percy, doctor Place Parkers Prairie, school, river Thing pencil, clock, shoe Idea love, truth, democracy Quality beauty, sadness, boredom

3 A common noun is the general name for a ______. Person = girl Idea =curiosity Quality = strength Thing = tree Place = hospital

4 A proper noun is the specific name for a ____________. Person = George Washington Place = Minnesota Thing = Oreo cookies

5 A collective noun is a word used for a group of people or things. choir flock herd

6 A compound noun is made up of two or more words. blackboard scarecrow wallpaper toothpaste

7 Sometimes compound nouns are hyphenated. Father-in-law Twenty-five Six-year-old

8 A concrete noun refers to the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel the item.

9 An abstract noun refers to abstract objects such as ideas and concepts. intelligence loyalty bravery

10 A singular noun names one person, place, or thing. Grandmother Computer Pencil House

11 A plural noun names more than one person, place, or thing. Parents Churches Pens Books

12 Write down the common nouns in these sentences. Sentence #1: The architect built a sturdy bridge. Sentence #2: The population of St. Louis watched on television as the Gateway Arch was completed. Answers: architect, bridge, population, television

13 Write down the proper nouns in these sentences. Sentence #3: On January 15, Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Sentence #4: Mr. Thompson brought his grandchildren some souvenirs from Mexico. Answers: January, Americans, Martin Luther King Day, Mr. Thompson, Mexico

14 Write down the collective nouns on this slide. Sentence #5: The team sprayed water on the coach. Sentence #6: No one in the crew saw the whale coming. Answers: team, crew

15 Write down the compound nouns in these sentences. Sentence #7: The butterfly is a delicate creature. Sentence #8: The sixteen-year-old hopes to work as a lifeguard next summer. Answers: butterfly, sixteen-year-old, lifeguard

16 Write down the concrete nouns in these sentences. Sentence #9: He eats his bowl of cereal quickly. Sentence #10: On the path we spotted a large snake. Answers: bowl, cereal, path, snake

17 Write down the abstract nouns in these sentences. Sentence #11: Many immigrants came to this country seeking freedom. Sentence #12: The hikers enjoyed the beauty of the fall leaves. Answers: freedom, beauty

18 Write down the singular nouns in these sentences. Sentence #13: The tourist noticed the museum. Sentence #14: As a boy, he climbed many trees. Answers: tourist, museum, boy

19 Write down the plural nouns in these sentences. Sentence #15: Children can walk through the fields. Sentence #16: Her face was shown in many photos and advertisements. Answers: children, fields, photos, advertisements


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