Common and Proper Nouns A common noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. A proper noun names a particular person, place, things, or idea and begins with a capital letter.
Common Nouns Proper Nouns book pencil house cat Statue of Liberty President Obama The White House Golden Gate Bridge
city man garden George W. Bush teacher Mississippi River computer Minnesota costume Italy Africa fabric4-H Club Tuesday
Write common if the underlined word in each sentence is a common noun. Write proper if it is a proper noun. Morgan Boulevard is a busy street. We went on vacation to Oregon last year. Did you see Kevin at the party? Laura and Emily sang a song at the town meeting. The car stopped quickly. Volunteers for 4-H clubs donate time and money.
Write one sentence using two common nouns and one proper noun
Capitalization Capitalize the first word of a sentence. My sister is going to camp.
Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation. Do not capitalize the second part of an interrupted quotation. Dan cried, “please stop the presses!” “I am leaving,” Jan declared, “as soon as I can.”
When the second part of a quotation is a new sentence, put a period after the interrupting expression and capitalize the first word of the new sentence. “I know that song,” said Lisa. “We learned it last week.”
Capitalize all words in the greeting of a letter. Dear Sirs: Dear Friend,
Capitalize the first word in the closing of a letter. Sincerely, Your truly,
Capitalize the first word of each line of poetry unless the word is not capitalized in the original piece. I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I know not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight.
Titles- Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. Sen. Gov. Names- John Robert Nancy Jane Organizations- United Nation Time- 11:00 A.M. 11:00 P.M. Days- Monday Thursday Sunday Months- August December February Addresses- Avenue Street Boulevard States- Minnesota Washington Louisiana Countries- Italy Australia Mexico
Singular and Plural Nouns A singular noun names only one person, place, thing, or idea. A plural noun names more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
Plural Nouns Add s to most singular nouns to make them plural. pencils books vegetables basketballscars
Plural Nouns Add es to a singular noun that ends in s, x, ch, and sh, foxes dishes glasses sandwiches brushes
Plural Nouns If the noun ends in a vowel and a y, add s. keys highways toys monkeys boys
Plural Nouns If a noun ends in a consonant and a y, change the y to an i and add es puppy ies puppies lady ies ladies bunny ies bunnies
Singular or Plural? foot gardens father names years tree country world medicine plants scientists neighborhood goose sandwiches half tools
Is the underlined noun singular or plural? You can have half of my pizza. Please put all of the bottles outside. Mom bought a loaf of bread. The blueberries stained my shirt. I will cut the apple into halves. Did you see the baby fox ? My neighbor's dog just had puppies.
Some plurals do not follow the rules. Adding an s, es, or ies to the singular form of the noun does not make it plural. child children foot feet tooth teeth goose geeseshelf shelves
Write the plural form of the following words. Goose Half Foot Loaf Shelf Calf Leaf Hoof