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1 Nouns

2 Noun A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.

3 A person teacher chef student doctorgrandma wizard

4 A place cabin school church beach kitchen

5 A thing baseball bed bus car mouse butterfly

6 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.

7 Common Nouns Proper Nouns book pencil house cat Statue of Liberty President Obama The White House Golden Gate Bridge

8 city man garden George W. Bush teacher Mississippi River computer Minnesota costume Italy Africa fabric4-H Club Tuesday

9 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.

10 Write one sentence using two common nouns and one proper noun

11 Capitalization Capitalize the first word of a sentence. My sister is going to camp.

12 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.”

13 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.”

14 Capitalize all words in the greeting of a letter. Dear Sirs: Dear Friend,

15 Capitalize the first word in the closing of a letter. Sincerely, Your truly,

16 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.

17  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

18 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.

19 Plural Nouns  Add s to most singular nouns to make them plural. pencils books vegetables basketballscars

20 Plural Nouns Add es to a singular noun that ends in s, x, ch, and sh, foxes dishes glasses sandwiches brushes

21 Plural Nouns If the noun ends in a vowel and a y, add s. keys highways toys monkeys boys

22 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

23 Singular or Plural? foot gardens father names years tree country world medicine plants scientists neighborhood goose sandwiches half tools

24 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.

25 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

26 Write the plural form of the following words.  Goose  Half  Foot  Loaf  Shelf  Calf  Leaf  Hoof


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