Common Nouns Common Nouns are any person, place, or thing. Common nouns are not capitalized. the city a policeman that newspaper
Proper Nouns Common Nouns are the name of a special person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are capitalized. Dallas Officer Walker New York Times
Possessive nouns are used to show possession (owning, or having).
The sky's color is changing. sky + 's Add 's to the end of a plural noun that does not end with an s.
My sisters' names are Kate and Nikki. sisters + ' Optional: If the noun is singular and ends with an s, add 's or add only the apostrophe (').
The bus's engine stopped. The bus' engine stopped. Note: Most sources recommend the shorter version if the ending "iz" sound is not wanted.
Plural Nouns A plural form of a noun names more than one. It usually ends with s or es.
Add es to make nouns plural that end with: s buses x taxes ch benches sh dishes
Add ies to make nouns plural that end with a consonant and a y: lady ladies fry fries
Some nouns that end in f or fe change to ves when made plural: calf calves knife knives
Some nouns that end in o change to es when made plural. Some change to s: kangaroo kangaroos potato potatoes
Some nouns become a new word when made plural: man men goose geese
What are pronouns? Pronouns take the place of nouns. antecedent Pronouns take the place of nouns. The word or phrase replaced by a pronoun is called an antecedent.
Personal Pronouns Refer to people or things ME! Include : I, me, my, mine, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs, we, us, our, ours.
Singular Possessive Pronouns A possessive pronoun takes the place of a possessive noun. A possessive pronoun shows who or what owns something. My, your, his, and her are singular possessive nouns.
Plural Possessive Pronouns A plural possessive pronoun shows who or what owns something. Its, our, your, and their are plural possessive pronouns.