Presentation on theme: "Parts of Speech Nouns Objectives:"— Presentation transcript:
1Parts of Speech Nouns Objectives: To identify nouns, compound nouns, common and proper nouns, and collective nounsTo substitute specific nouns for vague, general nouns when writing and revising
2Part Definition Example NounA person, place, thing, or idea.Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil.
3Hints to Identify Nouns Place the article a,an, or the before a word. If it makes sense, then it is probably a noun. (This does not work with nouns that are ideas, I.e. freedom, some proper nouns, or dates).
4Categories of Nouns People student, mother, friend, Jimmy Places Concrete and AbstractConcrete NounsPeoplestudent, mother, friend, JimmyPlacesschool, earth, Chicago, Main StreetThingsocean, summer, car, lion, airplaneAbstract NounsIdeas and Qualitieslove, hope, grief sorrow, dream, belief, beauty, happiness, honor
5Categories of Nouns Common and Proper Common and Proper Nouns Common Nounsfriend, city, spacecraft, holiday, month, storeProper NounsMaria Rodriguez, Voyager, Houston, Memorial Day, August, Boston Store
6Categories of Nouns Compound Some Compound Nouns Separate Words first aid, coffee roll, sleeping bagHyphenated Wordsambassador-at-large, hole-in-the-wall, treasure-houseCombined Wordsturtleneck, officeholder, onlooker, babysitter
7Categories of Nouns Collective band flock orchestra class crew gang Some Collective Nounsbandcongregationflockorchestraclasscrewgangswarmcolonycrowdherdteamcommitteefamilyleaguetroop