Presentation on theme: "Nouns: A Person, Place or Thing August 12, 2008. What is a noun? A noun is the subject of a sentence A noun is a person, place or thing In the following."— Presentation transcript:
What is a noun? A noun is the subject of a sentence A noun is a person, place or thing In the following sentence, what is the noun? Jack runs. ‘Jack’ is the noun. An article (a, an, the) usually precedes a noun. Ex: The cat is hiding in the tree.
Examples of Nouns Brianna cat mall Atlanta Oxford Middle School shoes Judge
Types of Nouns Proper Nouns Common Nouns Plural Nouns Possessive Nouns Concrete Nouns Abstract Nouns
Proper Nouns A proper noun is a specific person, place or thing A proper noun usually begins with a capital letter Examples are days of the week, holidays, religions, months, organizations, institutions and names Oxford Middle School is a proper noun Ally is a proper noun
Common Nouns A common noun refers to a person, place or thing in a general sense Common nouns only begin with a capital letter when they are at the beginning of a sentence Examples include: dog, house, car, sidewalk, school, work, book, newspaper, beach, towel
Plural Nouns Plural nouns indicate more than one person or thing Plural nouns end in ‘s’ or ‘es’ Examples include: boxes (plural for box), hats (plural for hat), pencils (plural for pencil)
Possessive Nouns A possessive noun is a noun that changes its form to show it owns something else A possessive noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and an ‘s’ (for plural possessive you only add an apostrophe) Examples: Sophie’s, teacher’s, tree’s
Types of Nouns A noun can be more than one type of noun Mrs. Martin’s class is the best class In this case, ‘Mrs. Martin’s’ is both a proper noun and a possessive noun. Mrs. Martin is also a concrete noun
Concrete Nouns A concrete noun is any object or person that can be experienced through your senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell Example: judge, dog, beach, wave, book
Abstract Nouns An abstract noun cannot be experienced through the senses Examples: thought, memory, childhood, daydream, justice, peace
Practice! In the following sentences, identify the noun(s): TJ has pretty hair. Tomorrow I am going to the beach. I made an A on the math test today. English is the best class!
Your turn! Give at least one example for each of the following: Common noun Proper noun Possessive noun Plural Noun Concrete Noun