Other types and examples Proper nouns can be a particular person, place, thing, or idea and will always be capitalized Mr. Merritt is a proper noun Muskegon is a proper noun Lake Michigan is a proper noun Valentines Day is a proper noun Languages, religions, organizations, titles of people, poems and books, paintings, and other works of art are all proper nouns.
Common nouns Names any member of a large class of persons, places, things, ideas
Collective nouns Name people or things thought of as a single group like: Audience, class, club, committee, couple, crowd, family, group, herd, mob, people, public, series, team, youth.
Compound Nouns Are made up of two or more words. Some are written as one word, some are hyphenated, and some are written as two words. Examples are sweatsuit, self-confidence, and finish line.
Plural nouns Are formed either by adding s, es Possessive nouns have and apostrophe plus s
An action verb names the subject’s action in a sentence. A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with another word in the sentence. It could be an adjective (predicate adjective) or a noun/pronoun (predicate nominative)
Examples of linking verbs Be, am, is, was, are, were, being, seem, appear, become, grow, remain, stay, feel, taste, smell, sound, look. A linking verb does not show action. Instead it connects, the subject of a sentence with a noun, pronoun, or adjective in the predicate.