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PARTS OF SPEECH Nouns Nouns are naming words and can be classified into four categories: Common nouns are words which are used for any person, animal,

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1 PARTS OF SPEECH Nouns Nouns are naming words and can be classified into four categories: Common nouns are words which are used for any person, animal, place or thing. Abstract nouns are words which name feelings or qualities — such as ‘hatred’ or ‘excellence’. Proper nouns are words for particular persons, places, or things. They always begin with a capital letter. Collective nouns are words used for collections or groups of similar persons, places, animals or things. Page 4 SAMPLE E065A Parts of Speech (PowerPoint CD-ROM) NAPLAN Preparation and Testing: Essential Language Skills

2 PARTS OF SPEECH Create nouns Page 5 -ary -ation -ence -ance -ion -tion -ment VERBNOUN VERBNOUN Using suffixes from the box, form nouns from the verbs below. Note that the letters at the end of the word may change. magnify reflect delude confide reduce prescribe magnification reflection delusion confidence reduction prescription dominate collect apply decide excite determine domination collection application decision excitement determination SAMPLE E065A Parts of Speech (PowerPoint CD-ROM) NAPLAN Preparation and Testing: Essential Language Skills

3 PARTS OF SPEECH Categorize nouns Into what category can you place each of the underlined nouns in the following sentences? Select the correct option. ComAbsProCol Page 7 Black Saturday refers to a series of bushfires in Victoria in Temperatures were in the mid to high 40s ( 0 C). High winds created several firestorms north-east of Melbourne. A change in wind direction caused the long eastern flanks of the fires to become massive fire fronts that burned with incredible speed. Towns succumbed to the ferocity of the fire. SAMPLE E065A Parts of Speech (PowerPoint CD-ROM) NAPLAN Preparation and Testing: Essential Language Skills

4 PARTS OF SPEECH Compound nouns Page 8 Management feared a from stranded passengers. I needed to get to the to organise my for my holiday. Arty is such an. He does so much reading, it’s a wonder he doesn’t get. My dad, who is a scientist, is very. Burning is releasing gases into the atmosphere. Underline the compound nouns in the following sentences. Because of the strike, many were grounded. egghead aircraft backlash post office passportoverseas eyestrain well-respectedshortsighted fossil fuels greenhouse aircraft backlash passport post office overseas well-respectedshortsighted fossil fuelsgreenhouse eggheadeyestrain SAMPLE E065A Parts of Speech (PowerPoint CD-ROM) NAPLAN Preparation and Testing: Essential Language Skills


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