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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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