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1 Take Cornell Notes on the following slides Nouns

2 What is a noun? A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea Examples Person – actor, President Obama Place- state, Arizona Thing – bird, Baltimore oriole Idea – 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. Examples Many 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 idea Examples President Obama - a specific person Arizona - a specific place Baltimore Oriole - a specific thing Veterans Day – a specific idea A common noun is any noun that does not name a specific person, place, thing, or idea Examples actor state bird holiday

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. Concreteclowncardschoolheart AbstracthappinessFebruaryeducationlove

6 Specific Nouns Specific 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. Generalsandwichanimalpantsemotioncar Specifichamburgerbear blue jeanssadnessconvertible

7 Collective Nouns Collective nouns names a collection or group of persons, animals, or things personsclassfamilyaudiencecommitteeteam animalsherdflockpackschoolpod

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 Subject Noun- A noun that is the subject of a sentence. The noun does something or is talked about in the sentence. Example The 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. Example Some rappers tell people their story about life in the city. (indirect object: people; direct object: story) Roles of Nouns in Sentences

10 Possessive Noun- A possessive noun shows ownership Early 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 subject In the 1970s, rap was a street art. Mr. Smith is a doctor. Roles of Nouns in Sentences


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