Presentation on theme: "Nouns and Capitalization Parts of Speech 1. Noun Types Noun: person, place, or thing. Nouns can also be… Concrete or abstract Singular, plural, or possessive."— Presentation transcript:
Noun Types Noun: person, place, or thing. Nouns can also be… Concrete or abstract Singular, plural, or possessive and Common or proper
Concrete or Abstract Concrete: a physical person, place, or thing. Ex: desks, Mr. Morton, candy bars Abstract: an idea or quality. Ex: happiness, speed, freedom If you can touch it, it’s a concrete noun.
Singular, Plural, or Possessive Nouns have different forms. Singular: one noun Ex: pencil, mess, Mike Plural: more than one Ex: pencils, messes, Mikes Possessive: shows possession or ownership. Ex: Mike’s, pencil’s, mess’s *possession is shown with an apostrophe
Common and Proper Common Noun: a general person, place, or thing. Ex: doctor, store, book Proper Noun: a specific person, place, thing, or brand name. Ex: Doctor Phil, Target, Lord of the Flies
Capitalization Rules The first letter of a sentence is always capitalized. The pronoun “I” is always capitalized. Proper nouns are always capitalized. Examples: Chicago, Illinois, the Mississippi River, Chris, The Simpsons, English, Chicken McNuggets, Nike Jordan, CPS
Practice I’ll put a noun on the board. You will write whether it is… Singular, plural, or possessive Concrete or abstract Common or proper Example schools = plural, concrete, common noun