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By: Angélica Guerra, MS Greater Miami Adventist Academy
Kinds of Nouns – Lesson 1 CONCRETE & ABSTRACT 1. CONCRETE: A noun that names something that can be experienced with the senses (can be seen, heard, tasted, or touched) 2.ABSTRACT: A noun that names an idea, a quality, or a feeling. COMMON & PROPER 1.COMMON: Refers to ANY person, place, thing, or idea. 2.PROPER: Names a PARTICULAR person, Place, thing, or idea. Always capitalized. If it contains more than 1 word, capitalize all important words.
Collective & Compound Nouns - 2 COLLECTIVE NOUNS Refers to a GROUP of people, animals, or things. a bunch of grapes a flock of birds the baseball team COMPOUND NOUNS Two or more words used as a single noun. Can be written as a single word: watermelon separate words: Miami Beach hyphenated words: father-in-law
A word or phrase that comes RIGHT AFTER the noun it explains or identifies. They are set apart from the rest of the sentence by commas or parentheses. They can be serious, scientific, funny, etc. When the appositive is needed to identify the noun it follows, don’t use commas. My cousin Stephanie always goes to the beach with me.
SINGULAR & PLURAL NOUNS - 3 A SINGULAR NOUN: Names ONE person, place, thing, or idea A PLURAL NOUN: Names MORE THAN ONE person, place, thing, or idea Check and memorize rules on pages 90 & 91 for Regular Forms and Irregular Forms.
Possessive Noun Possessive Noun: A noun that shows ownership (or possession) OF HAVE Possessive forms replace the word OF or the verb HAVE: of Legs of the table = table’s legs has The dog has a bone. = the dog’s bone
For a singular noun, add an apostrophe and –s (‘s) -- Anna’s purse -- James’s car For a plural nouns that ends in s, add an apostrophe ONLY (‘). -- The students’ books --animals’ babies For a plural noun that does not end in s, add an apostrophe and –s (‘s). -- children’s toys --mice’s cheese For a compound noun, add an apostrophe (‘) and –s (‘s) to the end of the compound. -- mother-in-law’s shoes --the rainbow’s colors If 2 or more people own a single thing, place the apostrophe after the last person’s name. -- Ana and Peter’s dog If each owns a thing separately, make each noun possessive. -- Ana’s and Peter’s dogs