Sample Noun Sentences: The choir sings. The homework is hard. Baseball is exciting. The boy goes to school. She screamed when she saw the mouse in the trap. Identifying Nouns
Noun Practice Which of the following is a noun? I AM TALKING The dog barked. She was always talking. No! (This is a verb.) Yes! CLICK ON THE CORRECT ANSWER. No! (This is an adverb.) They lived happily ever after.
Before we move on, you need to be sure that you understand what a noun is. If you are unsure, click on the smiley faces below: Definition Tricks Quiz Remind me Quiz me Click me If you understand nouns, go on.
Nouns can fit into the following categories. See examples below: Person: Ryan Ms. Benoit man Place: school town Grill House Thing: banana money couch Idea: love fear BACK TO PRACTICE QUIZ
Tricks A way of recognizing a noun is by its: Ending, Position, Function Noun Ending There are certain word endings that show that a word is a noun, for example: -ity > nationality -ment > disappointment -ness > cheerfulness -ation > population -hood > manhood Position in Sentence We can often recognize a noun by its position in the sentence. -a pain -an evening -the psychic -this word -my dog Nouns often come after adjectives: -a great pain -a peaceful evening -this difficult word -my brown and white dog BACK TO PRACTICE QUIZ Function Nouns have certain functions (jobs) in a sentence, for example: subject of verb: Engineers work often. object of verb: She watches television. subject and object of verb: Teachers teach students.
Verbs conveys an action, an occurrence, or a state of being.
Verb Practice Which of the following is a verb? I AM TALKI. She talks always. The dog barked. No! (This is a noun.) Yes! CLICK ON THE CORRECT ANSWER. No! (This is an adverb.) They lived happily ever after.
Three Types of Verbs: Action, Linking, and Helping Action Verbs: An action verb is the word in the sentence that shows what is being done, what is happening. jump, ski, talk, have, love Helping Verbs: A helping verb is a word that comes with another verb. He IS GOING to class. She WILL DO her homework. Mary HAS GONE to the movies. Linking Verbs: A linking verb is the word in the sentence that ties the subject of the sentence to the noun or pronoun or the adjective. My name IS Melissa. The dinner SMELLS delicious. The flowers LOOK beautiful. Chocolate TASTES good. The linking verb gives the state of being of the subject. The dinner is not smelling; it is delicious. The flowers do not go looking; they are beautiful. The chocolate does not have a tongue to taste chocolate; it itself is good.
Before we move on, you need to be sure that you understand what a verb is. If you are unsure, click on the smiley faces below: Review Quiz Remind me Quiz me If you understand verbs, go on.
Verb Review Action Verbs Caleb runs five miles. Sarah jumps over the tree branch. Ms. Benoit yells at the class. Linking Verbs Silk feels soft. Milk tastes sour. Music sounds good. Helping Verbs He is going to make the football team. Simon will answer the question. BACK TO PRACTICE QUIZ
Adjectives An adjective is the part of speech that modifies a noun or a pronoun. A “describing word”
Adjective Examples I wrote a long letter. My mom is busy in the kitchen. The Smiths have a beautiful picture in their home. She is happy to see her friend.
Adjective Practice Which of the following is an adjective? I AM TALKING The small dog barked. She ran the race. No! (This is a verb.) Yes! CLICK ON THE CORRECT ANSWER. No! (This is an adverb.) They lived happily ever after.
Before we move on, you need to be sure that you understand what an adjective is. If you are unsure, click on the smiley faces below: Review Remind me Quiz Quiz me If you understand adjectives, go on.
Adjective Review Examples: Young is an adjective describing the noun, woman. Young answers the question “which woman” or “what kind of woman?” Simple is an adjective describing the noun, question. Simple answers the question “which solution” or “what kind of question. BACK TO PRACTICE QUIZ Young woman Simple solution An adjective describes a noun or pronoun. Hint: Adjectives may follow a verb of being, or a linking verb, thus completing the noun subject: The students feel tired. The are tired. The word “tired” describes how the students feel.
Adverbs An adverb is a word that gives more information about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs of time tell when something happens and adverbs of frequency tell how often something happens. Hint: One way to check if a word is an adverb is that it will end in –ly. This is not always true, but it’s a good place to start!
Adverb Examples Sue runs fast. She rarely eats a big breakfast. He usually gets good grades. I had a very good time at that party. They told me yesterday.
Adverb Practice Which of the following is an adverb? I AM TALKING They lived happily ever after. She ran the race. No! (This is a verb.) Yes! CLICK ON THE CORRECT ANSWER. No! (This is a noun.) The parents grounded their son.
Before we move on, you need to be sure that you understand what an adverb is. If you are unsure, click on the smiley faces below: Review Game Remind me Quiz me If you understand adverbs, go on.
Adverb Review Examples: Quickly is an adverb describing the verb, ran. Quickly answers the question “how did she run” Now is an adverb describing the verb, do. Now answers the question “when to do it” Quite is an adverb describing the adjective, right. Quite answers the question “how right” Rachel quickly ran home, so she wouldn’t miss curfew. Do it now. An adverb describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb. Hint: Adverbs answer any of the following questions about what they are describing: How? When? Where? Why? Sharon easily lifted the box. How did she lift the box? (Easily is an adverb) We’ll use the new textbooks tomorrow. When will we use it? (Tomorrow is an adverb). You are quite right. BACK TO PRACTICE QUIZ
Let’s see how you’re doing! Try identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs! But, be careful because, if you get one wrong, you’ve got to start back at the beginning! Some students think adjectives and adverbs are the trickiest...click the dictionary below to take a quiz on just adjectives and adverbs.
Which sentence identifies a noun? Her brother was angry. Today I bought a new car. Students often try getting out of doing homework.
Which sentence identifies a verb? The best things happen when you least expect them. The overly verbose patient left quickly. My birthday party every year is always a success.
Which sentence identifies an adjective. Reading books is good for student learning. I would love to learn to play the drums. The blue donut was not a hit at the bakery.
Which sentence identifies an adverb? I was very upset when my sister stole my shirt. While I was playing Nintendo, I heard, “It’s me, Mario”. I love taking candid photos of people; they always turn out the best..
Now that you understand nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs… Let’s try a more challenging activity! Click on the Allegan logo to return to the beginning and practice again! Click on the picture of books above and take a practice quiz. AFTER COMPLETING THE QUIZ, PRINT OFF THE SUMMARY SHEET AND HAND IN TO MS.BENOIT!