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R eminders of some types of NOUNS. A Quick Review. A concrete noun:. Names a person, place, or thing that you can perceive using one of your senses. Concrete nouns: Students Desks Wall Restaurant. Abstract noun:. Names an idea, feeling, a quality, or characteristic. Abstract nouns:

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a concrete noun
A concrete noun:
  • Names a person, place, or thing that you can perceive using one of your senses.

Concrete nouns:

Students

Desks

Wall

Restaurant

abstract noun
Abstract noun:
  • Names an idea, feeling, a quality, or characteristic.
  • Abstract nouns:

Danger

Justice

Love

collective noun
Collective noun
  • Collective nouns name a group

A flock

Crew

A herd

A troop

compound nouns
Compound nouns
  • Made up of two or more words.

Toothpaste

Bedroom

Blackboard

moving on to pronouns
Moving on to pronouns:
  • Types of pronouns

Personal Pronouns

Reflexive/Intensive pronouns

Demonstrative and Relative pronouns

Indefinite and Interrogative

personal pronouns
Personal pronouns
  • Personal Pronouns refer to certain specific persons, places or things. They change their form depending on person, number or gender.
  • Examples: I, he, they, them, you, it, ours, their, yours.
practice write the sentence circle the personal pronoun
Practice. Write the sentence. Circle the personal pronoun.
  • Where did they come from?
  • It was a long time ago, in the nineteenth century.
  • Mom told me that grandfather is from Sweden.
  • He brought two cousins with him.
  • She didn’t want to come at first.
practice write the sentence circle the personal pronoun1
Practice. Write the sentence. Circle the personal pronoun.
  • Where did they come from?
  • It was a long time ago, in the nineteenth century.
  • Mom told me that grandfather is from Sweden.
  • He brought two cousins with him.
  • She didn’t want to come at first.
reflexive pronouns
Reflexive Pronouns
  • End with –self or –selves. They refer back to a noun or pronoun in a sentence.

Examples:

Myself

Himself

Itself

Ourselves

Jake imagined himself at the wheel of the car.

intensive pronoun
Intensive Pronoun
  • Also end in –self or –selves but is used with a noun or another pronoun to emphasize the noun or pronoun.
  • Example: Henry Ford himself once drove the car.
write the sentence underline the reflexive or intensive pronoun label it r or i
Write the sentence. Underline the reflexive or intensive pronoun. Label it “R” or “I”.
  • I gave myself plenty of time to get to work.
  • You should let yourself into the house.
  • The actress herself wrote those lines.
  • The cat itself caught the mouse.
write the sentence underline the reflexive or intensive pronoun label it r or i1
Write the sentence. Underline the reflexive or intensive pronoun. Label it “R” or “I”.
  • I gave myself plenty of time to get to work. R
  • You should let yourself into the house. R
  • The actress herself wrote those lines. I
  • The cat itself caught the mouse. I
demonstrative and relative
Demonstrative and Relative
  • Demonstrative points out a person, place, thing, or idea.

Ex: That was Thomas Edison.

Is This the very first light bulb?

Relative: Introduces a subordinate clause.

The car which I drove is old.

My brother, whose phone you heard, is a doctor.

write the sentences underline the demonstrative or relative pronoun label it d or r
Write the sentences. Underline the demonstrative or relative pronoun. Label it “D” or “R”
  • The chef who won the competition studied in Paris.
  • This tastes good.
  • I can’t stand dogs that bark loudly.
  • These shoes fit comfortably.
write the sentences underline the demonstrative or relative pronoun label it d or r1
Write the sentences. Underline the demonstrative or relative pronoun. Label it “D” or “R”
  • The chef who won the competition studied in Paris. R
  • This tastes good. D
  • I can’t stand dogs that bark loudly. R
  • These shoes fit comfortably. D
indefinite and interrogative
Indefinite and Interrogative
  • Interrogative introduces a question.
  • Example: Who, What, Which
  • Indefinite refers to a person, place, a thing, or idea that is may or may not be named specifically.
  • Example: Anybody, both, few, neither, nothing, no one, everyone, several.
write the sentence underline the indefinite or interrogative pronoun label it i or inter
Write the sentence. Underline the Indefinite or interrogative pronoun. Label it “I” or “inter”
  • 1. Many rode bicycles for transportation.
  • 2. Which is the most famous invention?
  • 3. What was the name of the song?
  • 4. Several rode to the event.
write the sentence underline the indefinite or interrogative pronoun label it i or inter1
Write the sentence. Underline the Indefinite or interrogative pronoun. Label it “I” or “inter”
  • 1. Many rode bicycles for transportation. I
  • 2. Which is the most famous inventions? INTER
  • 3. What was the name of the song? INTER
  • 4. Several rode to the event. I
what is an antecedent
What is an antecedent?
  • An antecedent is a noun to which the pronoun refers. It usually goes before the pronoun ("ante" means before).
  • Examples:
  • Even though the party was fun, it was crowded.
  • People often like parties because they get to see old friends.
adjectives
Adjectives
  • Describes a noun or pronoun. Articles are considered adjectives. The articles are an, a, the.

Examples:

  • The area, remote and primitive, is peaceful.
  • The small lions ate quickly.
check your practice
Check your practice.
  • The little town is in a quiet valley surrounded by tall mountains.
  • Some days the mountains look blue or purple.
  • A lazy river flows through the westernpart of town.
  • The water, deep and serene, looks beautiful with golden spots of sunlight on it.
demonstrative adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives

They are used to describe a noun. This, that, these and those.

(yes these are the same words you wrote for demonstrative pronouns BUT now they describe a noun).

Examples:

Demonstrative pronoun: This is the Australian outback.

Demonstrative adjective: This land is the Australian outback.

check your practice1
Check your practice.
  • Directions: Underline the demonstrative adjective (s) in each sentence.  
  • These international students at the table with us put on the fair.
  • It is held in that brick building.
  • I bought this ring on my finger from a Greek student.
  • Those dolls in the next room are dressed in national costumes.
  • Karen made that African doll in the far corner.
proper adjectives
Proper Adjectives
  • When an adjective is formed from a proper noun.
  • Examples:

Proper Noun Proper Adjective

America an American city

Palm Beach a Palm Beach vacation

New York a New York newspaper

check your answers
Check your answers
  • This store is my favorite. ADJ
  • Both have wooden buttons. PRONOUN
  • These are the most popular albums. PRONOUN
  • Which test was the hardest for you? ADJ
  • This is a test for Ms. Alonso’s students. PRONOUN
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