Type of NounDefinitionExample common noun general name for a person, place, thing, or idea monster proper noun name of a particular person, place, thing, or idea Big Foot singular noun one person, place, thing, or ideaphotograph plural noun more than one person, place, thing, or idea cameras A noun is a word or word group that names a person, place, thing, or idea.
Type of NounDefinitionExample compound noun single noun formed from two or more words footprint collective noun name of a group of people or things herd concrete noun name of something perceived by the senses fur abstract noun name of an idea, quality, or state fear, happiness
Underline each noun 1.A volcano is a hole in the crust of the earth through which lava and gases may erupt. 2.A letter from Uncle Rufino arrived yesterday. 3.My favorite book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, was written by Jules Verne.
Underline each noun 4.The choir practiced in the new auditorium. 5.Have you ever seen a blindfish? 6.The dragon is the best known monster in the world. 7.Ancient cultures imagined the dragon as a giant snake.
Underline each noun in the following sentences. Then, identify each compound noun by writing CN above it. 1.Did your grandparents go to Hawaii for a convention or a vacation? 2.The storm interrupted the final game of the World Series. 3.The journalists learned to have faith in their editor in chief.
Underline each common noun once and each proper noun twice in the following sentences. 1.He wrote books about imaginary adventures, such as A Journey to the Center of the Earth. 2.The public loved these stories and eagerly awaited each new novel. 3.Many of his books, including Around the World in Eighty Days, have been made into movies.
Revise the following sentences by substituting a proper noun for each common noun. 1.That parrot belongs to my sister. _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ 2.This magazine is mailed to the neighbor. _________________________________ _________________________________ ________________________________
Decide whether each of the following nouns is concrete or abstract. Identify each one by writing CON for concrete or ABS for abstract on the line. 1.__________joy 2.__________ pie 3.__________ peace 4.__________ crockpot
Underline each collective noun in the following sentences. 1.During lunch today the committee will meet to plan fund-raising events. 2.Can you find your way through this thick grove of trees?
Identify each underlined noun in the following sentences by writing COM for common or PRO for proper and CON for concrete or ABS for abstract on the line. 1.___________ A distinguishing characteristic of these fish is blindness. 2.___________ They have nerves on their bodies that have a special sensitivity. 3.___________ When tiny animals such as amphipods move, the blindfish senses the movement.
Rewrite the following singular nouns as plural nouns 1._________ moose 2._________ wife 3._________ fox 4._________ man