Noun Unit Review. 7 th Grade Mrs. Smith. A noun is a name word. A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea. A plural noun names more than one person, place thing or idea. Add s to most nouns to form plurals. For example : writer-writers, hope-hopes
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7th Grade Mrs. Smith
A noun is a name word. A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea.
Add es to form the plurals of nouns ending in s,x,z,ch and sh.
For example: dress-dresses, box-boxesSingular and Plural Nouns
Form plurals of nouns ending in y preceded by a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) by adding –s.
Form the plurals of nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant by changing the y to iand adding –es.
For example: lily-lilies, baby-babies
Some plural nouns are not formed by adding s,or es. Check a dictionary to find the correct plural form.
For example: tooth-teeth, mouse-miceMore Singular and Plural Nouns……
If a noun ends in o preceded by a vowel(a,e,i,o,u,), form the plural by adding s.
If a noun ends in o preceded by a consonant. Form the plural by adding es.
For example: tomato-tomatoes
There are exceptions! piano-pianos, soprano,sopranos
For most nouns ending in f or fe add s. safe-safes
Some nouns like leaf-leaves, calf-calvesMore Singular and Plural Nouns
Form plurals of some compound nouns by adding s to the principal word. Always check a dictionary to be sure.
A subject complement renames the subject and usually follows the linking verb (am, is, are, was, were and so on)
A noun can be used as a direct object.The direct object tells whom or whatafter the verb.
An indirect object tells to whom, for whom, to what or for what an action is being performed and usually follows the verb.
The object complement renames the direct object, notice in the example, that both usually follow the verbin the sentence.
A noun can be the object of preposition, it usually can be found as the first noun following the prepositional word. Prepositions are words of direction or manner, such as in, about, under, into, on, by, with, for, from
An appositive is a word that follows a noun and helps identify or modify it.
To form a possessive with plural nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe only.
To form a singular possessive of proper names ending in s, add ‘s.
To form a plural possessive of a proper name add an ‘
The Jones-The Jones’Possessive Nouns
Possessive compound nouns are formed by adding ‘s to the end of the word.
If two or more nouns are used to indicate separate possession each person owns something separately