Presentation on theme: "NOUNS A noun is a word that namesa person, place, thing or idea. Ex: Mr. Stephens, Farmington Junior, pencil, fear There are two main kinds of nouns. are."— Presentation transcript:
NOUNS A noun is a word that namesa person, place, thing or idea. Ex: Mr. Stephens, Farmington Junior, pencil, fear There are two main kinds of nouns. are nouns that name particular people, places and things. They are capitalized. (names) Proper nouns are general terms for people, places, and things. They are not capitalized. Ex: Todd, Smiths, Farmington Junior High Common nouns Ex: boy, store, school
NOUNS A noun has eight basic jobs in a sentence: SUBJECTThe elephant charged the crowd. DIRECT OBJECTBrent kicked the ball. INDIRECT OBJECTShe gave the boy a quarter. OBJECT OF PREPOSITIONHe walked to school. APPOSITIVEMr. Stephens, our principal, has arrived. PREDICATE NOUNTaylor is the captain. NOUN OF ADDRESSJoe, will you please close the door? OBJECTIVE COMPLEMENTThey elected Landon president.
NOUNS A noun has number. Singularmeans one. means more than one.Plural Most nouns form their plural endings by adding “__” or “___”.ses Words ending in “s,” “x,” “ch,” “sh,” and “z” form their plurals by adding “es.” They cannot be pronounced otherwise. Ex: kiss - _______, box - ______, church - _______, bush -______kissesboxeschurchesbushes Words ending in “y” preceded by a consonant usually change the “y” to “__” before adding “_____.” ies Words ending in “y” preceded by a vowel just add “s” to form the plural. Ex: lady - _____ladies Ex: monkey - _________monkeys
NOUNS Possessive Nouns Singular possessive is always correct by adding an apostrophe s (‘s). Ex: boy – one boy’s hat James’ hat or James’s hat Plural possessive:If the plural ends in “s,” just add an apostrophe. Ex: seven cows – seven cows’ calves If the plural does not end in “s,” then add ‘s. Ex: seven men – seven men’s hats