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NOUNS. Definition. A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea. . proper noun. A proper noun , which names a specific person, place, or thing is almost always capitalized. Examples: Ms. Bauer, Middle East, God, Spanish, Buddhism, Chicago Cubs . Common nouns.

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definition
Definition
  • A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea.
proper noun
proper noun
  • A proper noun, which names a specific person, place, or thing is almost always capitalized.
    • Examples: Ms. Bauer, Middle East, God, Spanish, Buddhism, Chicago Cubs
common nouns
Common nouns
  • Common nouns name everything else, things that usually are not capitalized.
    • Examples: cat, dog, house, wall, book, etc.
compound nouns
Compound Nouns
  • Two or more words that together name a person, place, thing, or idea
    • Examples: sidewalk, Empire State Building, daughter-in-law
collective nouns
Collective nouns
  • Collective nouns: names a group
    • Examples: audience, batch, bouquet, jury, fleet, group, staff, pride, etc.
practice
Practice
  • Find the nouns in the following sentences:
    • This weekend, I went to the beach.
    • Labor Day was a good day for a barbeque.
    • My brother-in-law took my sister camping.
more practice
More Practice
  • Identify whether the underlined noun is a common, proper, collective, or compound noun
    • I can’t wait for the World Series this year.
    • There is a fire on Michigan Avenue today.
    • The tablecloth she used was green.
    • I can’t wait to make a jack-o’-latern.
what do you remember
What do you remember?
  • Identify the nouns in the following sentences. Then determine if they are common, proper, collective, or compound.
  • 1. The Chicago Bears had a rough game yesterday.
  • 2. His influence for this song was Kanye West.
  • 3. I forgot to watch the MTV Music Awards last night.
  • 4. Did the audience like Chelsea’s jokes?
time for pronouns
Time for Pronouns!
  • A pronounis a word that takes the place of one or more nouns.
    • Six types of pronouns:
      • Personal
      • Reflexive and Intensive
      • Demonstrative
      • Interrogative
      • Relative *
      • Indefinite *
1 personal pronouns
1. Personal Pronouns
  • Refers to the one speaking, the one spoken to, or the one spoken about
    • Examples: I, me, my, mine, we, us, our ours, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its, they, them, their, theirs

Try it: I hope that you can help me with my homework.

2 reflexive intensive pronouns
2. Reflexive/Intensive Pronouns
  • Refers to the subject of the sentence
    • Examples myself, ourselves, yourself, yourselves, himself, herself, itself, themselves

Try it: Kimiko wrote a note to herself.

demonstrative pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Points out a specific person, place, thing, or idea
    • Examples: this, that, these, those

Try it: This is our favorite song by Ella Fitzgerald.

interrogative pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
  • Introduces a question
    • Examples: who, what, which, whom, whose

Try it: What is the answer to the last algebra problem?

label the pronouns
Label the pronouns!
  • Whose is this?
  • Kelly herself organized the school’s recycling program.
  • The apples I picked today taste better than these.
  • He said that they would meet us today.
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