2 Kinds of nounsNoun- a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.Common Noun- a noun that does not name a specific person, place, thing, or idea. Common nouns are not capitalized.Proper Nouns- names a specific person, place, thing or idea. Proper nouns are always capitalized.Common Nouns Proper Nouns
3 Kinds of nouns (cont.)Singular noun- names one person, place, thing or idea.Plural nouns- names more than one person, place, thing or idea.Singular Plural
4 Kinds of nouns (cont.)Concrete nouns- names a thing that is physical (can be touched or seen). Concrete nouns can be either proper or common.Abstract nouns- names something you can think about but cannot see or touch. Abstract nouns can be either proper or common.Concrete Abstract
5 Kinds of nouns (cont.)Collective nouns- names a group or collection of persons, animals, places, or things.Compound nouns- made up of two or more words.Collective Compound
6 Gender of nouns Feminine (female)- mother, sister, women, cow, hen Masculine (male)- father, brother, men, bull, roosterNeuter (neither male nor female)- tree, cobweb, closetIndefinite (male or female)- president, duckling, doctor
7 Uses of nounsSubject nouns-noun that is the subject of a sentence that does something or is talked about in the sentence.EXAMPLE- The cat played with his toy mouse.Predicate nouns- follow a form of be verb and renames the subject.EXAMPLE- My father is a doctor.
8 Uses of nouns Possessive Nouns- show possession or ownership. The teacher’s manual had all the correct answers in it.Object Nouns- nouns used as the direct object, the indirect object, or the object of the preposition.The girl walked down the street.