Presentation on theme: "Parts of Speech Nouns Objectives:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Parts 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
2 Part Definition Example NounA person, place, thing, or idea.Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil.
3 Hints 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).
4 Categories 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
5 Categories 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
6 Categories 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
7 Categories of Nouns Collective band flock orchestra class crew gang Some Collective Nounsbandcongregationflockorchestraclasscrewgangswarmcolonycrowdherdteamcommitteefamilyleaguetroop