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Short Story Unit. Grammar Mini Lessons. Nouns. A noun is a word or word group that is used to name a person, place, thing or idea Examples: Persons: Sharon, Major Brown, hairstylist Places: Iowa, districts, Mars, library Things: Great Pyramid, toothpicks, merry-go-round

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Short story unit

Short Story Unit

Grammar Mini Lessons


Nouns

Nouns

  • A noun is a word or word group that is used to name a person, place, thing or idea

  • Examples:

    • Persons: Sharon, Major Brown, hairstylist

    • Places: Iowa, districts, Mars, library

    • Things: Great Pyramid, toothpicks, merry-go-round

    • Ideas: peace, truth, excellence, beauty


Common vs proper

Common vs. Proper

  • Proper Nouns—names a particular person, place, thing or idea and is capitalized

  • Examples: President Obama, St. Louis, Thursday

  • Common Nouns—names anyone as a group of persons, places, things or ideas and is not capitalized

  • Examples: leader, city, day

  • Practice—Exercise 1 Pg. 375


Concrete vs abstract

Concrete vs. Abstract

  • Concrete Noun—names a person, place or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses (seen, heard, tasted, touched or smelled)

  • Examples: cloud, poison ivy, thunder, silk, yogurt, Sarah

  • Abstract Noun—names an idea, a feeling, a quality or a characteristic

  • Examples: freedom, well-being, kindness


Compound nouns

Compound Nouns

  • Consists of two or more words used together as a single noun

  • The parts can be written as:

    • One word (firefighter, Iceland, newspaper)

    • Separate words (prime minister, Red River Dam, fire drill)

    • Hyphenated words (sister-in-law, pull-up)

  • Practice—Exercise 3 Pg. 377


Collective nouns

Collective Nouns

  • A word that names a group

  • Examples:

    • People: audience, chorus, committee, crew

    • Animals: brood, flock, gaggle, herd

    • Things: assortment, batch, bundle, cluster


Noun practice

Noun Practice

  • Complete Exercise 4 on Pg. 378


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