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1 Take Cornell Notes on the following slides NounsTake Cornell Notes on the following slides
2 What is a noun?A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an ideaExamplesPerson – actor, President ObamaPlace- state, ArizonaThing – bird, Baltimore orioleIdea – holiday, Veterans Day
3 Singular and Plural Nouns A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea.A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing, or idea.ExamplesMany families have a picnic on the Fourth of July.Families is a plural noun.Picnic is a singular noun.
4 Common and Proper Nouns A proper noun names a specific person, place, thing, or ideaExamplesPresident Obama - a specific personArizona - a specific placeBaltimore Oriole - a specific thingVeterans Day – a specific ideaA common noun is any noun that does not name a specific person, place, thing, or ideaactorstatebirdholiday
5 Concrete and Abstract Nouns Nouns can be concrete or abstract.A concrete noun names a thing that can be touched or seen.An abstract noun names something that you think about but cannot see or touch.ConcreteclowncardschoolheartAbstracthappinessFebruaryeducationlove
6 Specific NounsSpecific nouns help writers create clear images or word pictures for their readers. When a writer uses specific nouns, the reader gets clear picture of people, places, things and ideas.GeneralsandwichanimalpantsemotioncarSpecifichamburgerbearblue jeanssadnessconvertible
7 Collective NounsCollective nouns names a collection or group of persons, animals, or thingspersonsclassfamilyaudiencecommitteeteamanimalsherdflockpackschoolpod
8 Compound Noun A compound noun is made up of two or more words Examples football (written as one word)high school (written as two words)brother-in-law (three words hyphenated)
9 Nouns can take on different roles in a sentence Roles of Nouns in SentencesNouns can take on different roles in a sentenceSubject Noun- A noun that is the subject of a sentence. The noun does something or is talked about in the sentence.ExampleThe roots of rap cam be traced back to West Africa and Jamaica.Object Noun – a noun that is used as the direct object, the indirect object, or the object of a preposition.Some rappers tell people their story about life in the city.(indirect object: people; direct object: story)
10 Roles of Nouns in Sentences Possessive Noun- A possessive noun shows ownershipEarly rap had a drummer’s beat.The rapper’s words are set to music.Predicate Noun – A noun that follows a form of the verb be (am, is, are, was, were, being, been) and renames the subjectIn the 1970s, rap was a street art.Mr. Smith is a doctor.