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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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