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NOUNS. ENG 3C FERNANDEZ-JESSUP. THE NOUN. Person Darlene boy mayor w orker scientist assistant. THE NOUN. Place Toronto d ock home p ark. THE NOUN. Thing c ar tool b alloon p enguin t ree. THE NOUN. Idea freedom h appiness t houghtfulness success. COMMON NOUNS.

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nouns

NOUNS

ENG 3C

FERNANDEZ-JESSUP

the noun
THE NOUN
  • Person
    • Darlene
    • boy
    • mayor
    • worker
    • scientist
    • assistant
the noun1
THE NOUN
  • Place
    • Toronto
    • dock
    • home
    • park
the noun2
THE NOUN
  • Thing
    • car
    • tool
    • balloon
    • penguin
    • tree
the noun3
THE NOUN
  • Idea
    • freedom
    • happiness
    • thoughtfulness
    • success
common nouns
COMMON NOUNS
  • Begin with a lowercase letter since they name any person, place, thing or idea; and are nonspecific.
    • actor (person)
    • lounge (place)
    • stick (thing)
    • men (person)
    • liberties (idea)
proper nouns
PROPER NOUNS
  • Begin with an uppercase letter because they name specific people, places, things and ideas.
    • Eiffel Tower (place)
    • Theory of Relativity (idea)
    • Teachers Union (thing)
    • Stephen Harper (person)
concrete nouns
CONCRETE NOUNS
  • A person, place or thing that can be perceived by one or more of your senses (seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling).
    • popcorn
    • thunder
    • rainfall
    • skunk
    • hair
abstract nouns
ABSTRACT NOUNS
  • Name an idea, feeling, quality or trait.
    • pity
    • weakness
    • humility
    • elation
    • joy
    • love
collective nouns
COLLECTIVE NOUNS
  • Name a group of people or things.
    • squad
    • assembly
    • team
    • jury
    • flock
    • herd
pronouns
PRONOUNS
  • Takes the place of a noun:
    • “Felipe is an intelligent student”
      • becomes “he is an intelligent student.”
    • “We offered the baseball tickets to Rita and Drew”
      • becomes “we offered the baseball tickets to them.”
personal pronouns
PERSONAL PRONOUNS
  • Refer to people
    • we
    • me
    • you
    • they
    • us
first person personal pronoun
FIRST-PERSON PERSONAL PRONOUN
  • Refers to the one (or ones) speaking.
    • We told our story.
    • I offered my opinion to the reporters.
    • Ours is the less expensive model.
    • The new family moved next door to us.
second person personal pronouns
SECOND-PERSON PERSONAL PRONOUNS
  • Refers to the one (or ones) spoken to.
    • you, your and yours
      • Can you bring your book back today?
      • The present will be given to you.
      • This award is yours.
third person personal pronoun
THIRD-PERSON PERSONAL PRONOUN
  • The one (or ones) spoken about.
    • he, his, him, she, her, hers, it, its, they, their, theirs and them.
      • He wanted to take his children on a vacation.
      • They asked him and her if the house had kept its appeal.
      • Do you think that they will think that this car is theirs?
reflexive pronouns
REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS
  • First-person pronouns: myself and ourselves.
  • Second-person pronouns: yourself
  • Third person pronouns: himself, herself, itself and themselves.
    • The young lady carried all her packages by herself.
    • They relied upon themselves to finish the daunting task.
    • Will he remember to help himself to the food on the table?
demonstrative pronouns
DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS
  • Point out a specific person, place, thing, or idea (this, that, these, those).
    • This birthday card is intriguing.
    • These crossword puzzles sure are stumpers!
    • Are those star always visible to us?
interrogative pronouns
INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS
  • Introduce questions (what, which, who, whom and whose).
    • Whose bicycle is this?
    • Which of these is the correct answer, Paula?
    • Whom did you ask to watch your dog while you went on vacation?
indefinite pronouns
INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
  • Do not refer to a specific person, place, or thing (i.e. another, both, everyone, most, no one and several)
    • That ice cream was good, can I have another?
    • We can start the lesson since everyone has arrived.
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