More on parts of speech! Really?. Compound Nouns vs. Collective Nouns. Compound Noun—a noun that includes more than one word Examples: living room, home run, record player, break-in, attorney-at-law, twenty-one, birdhouse, headband, flashlight.
Compound Noun—a noun that includes more than one word
Examples: living room, home run, record player, break-in, attorney-at-law, twenty-one, birdhouse, headband, flashlight
Examples: team, family, herd, choir, jury
2. Our new high school will open next week.
3. My sister went to school at night to study speed-reading.
4. My brother-in-law lost his credit card recently.
5. The prizewinner was surrounded by a group of fans.
Common Noun—Names any person, place, or thing
Examples: man, city, building, team
Proper Noun—names a particular person, place, or thing
Examples: Mr. Henry Collins, Chicago, New York Yankees
Pronoun Antecedents—a noun that a pronoun refers to or replaces
First Person (The person speaking)
Singular: I, me, my, mine
Plural: we, us, our, ours
Second Person (The person spoken to)
Singular: you, your, yours
Plural: you, your, yours
Third Person (The person or thing spoken about)
Singular: he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its
Plural: they, them, their, theirs
These pronouns are formed by adding “-self” or “-selves” to certain personal pronouns.
Singular: myself, yourself, himself, itself
Plural: ourselves, yourselves, themselves
all both few nothing
another each many one
any either most several
anybody everybody neither some
anyone everyone none someone
anything everything no one something
this, that, these, those
what, which, who, whom, whose
Action Verb—tells what a subject is performing
Examples: Dad plants tulip bulbs every fall.
Karen skated across the frozen pond.
Linking Verb—links the subject with another word in the sentence
Examples: Tim is my brother.
The weather has been very cold.
be shall be have been
is will be has been
am can be had been
are could be could have been
was should be should have been
were would be may have been
may be might have been
might be must have been
appear grow seem stay
become look smell taste
feel remain sound turn
2. My neighbor grows tomatoes in her backyard.
3. Peggy looked everywhere for Danielle.
4. Those shoes look very comfortable.
Adjectives—modify nouns and pronouns
Answer Questions: Which one? What kind?
How many? Whose?
Adverbs—modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs
Answer Questions: Where? When? How?
To what extent?