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2 Kinds of nouns Noun- a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea. Common Noun- a noun that does not name a specific person, place, thing, or idea. Common nouns are not capitalized. Proper Nouns- names a specific person, place, thing or idea. Proper nouns are always capitalized. Common Nouns Proper Nouns

3 Kinds of nouns (cont.) Singular noun- names one person, place, thing or idea. Plural nouns- names more than one person, place, thing or idea. Singular Plural

4 Kinds of nouns (cont.) Concrete nouns- names a thing that is physical (can be touched or seen). Concrete nouns can be either proper or common. Abstract nouns- names something you can think about but cannot see or touch. Abstract nouns can be either proper or common. Concrete Abstract

5 Kinds of nouns (cont.) Collective nouns- names a group or collection of persons, animals, places, or things. Compound nouns- made up of two or more words. Collective Compound

6 Gender of nouns Feminine (female)- mother, sister, women, cow, hen
Masculine (male)- father, brother, men, bull, rooster Neuter (neither male nor female)- tree, cobweb, closet Indefinite (male or female)- president, duckling, doctor

7 Uses of nouns Subject nouns-noun that is the subject of a sentence that does something or is talked about in the sentence. EXAMPLE- The cat played with his toy mouse. Predicate nouns- follow a form of be verb and renames the subject. EXAMPLE- My father is a doctor.

8 Uses of nouns Possessive Nouns- show possession or ownership.
The teacher’s manual had all the correct answers in it. Object Nouns- nouns used as the direct object, the indirect object, or the object of the preposition. The girl walked down the street.

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