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Eng. I. Noun. A person, place, thing, or idea. Nouns: a person, place, thing, or idea. Find all the nouns:. Pilots enjoy the challenge of flying a sailplane. Fliers talk about the sense of peace they have when gliding.

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Eng. I

Noun

A person, place, thing, or idea

nouns a person place thing or idea find all the nouns
Nouns: a person, place, thing, or idea.Find all the nouns:
  • Pilots enjoy the challenge of flying a sailplane.
  • Fliers talk about the sense of peace they have when gliding.
  • West of the Great Plains, groups of glider pilots take advantage of winds blowing against or over mountains.
possessive nouns
Possessive Nouns:
  • Show ownership…
  • Nouns not ending in “s” get…
    • an ‘s EX: Mrs. Blancett → Mrs. Blancett’schildren → children’s geese → geese’s
  • Plural nouns ending in “s” get…
    • just an apostrophe EX: kids → kids’
  • Singular nouns ending in “s”
    • 1 syllable = ‘s 2 syllables = ‘ or ‘s

EX: Ms. Moss → Ms. Moss’s EX: Charles → Charles’ OR Charles’s

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Possessive Practicecorrectly change the following nouns to their possessive form, as in the examples
  • The book belongs to Mr. Cross
    • Mr. Cross’s book
  • The bones belong to the dogs
    • The dogs’ bones
  • The ending belongs to the story
  • The lair belongs to more the crocodiles
  • The assignment belongs to the students
  • The room belongs to Mrs. Loggins
  • The car belongs to James
plurals
Plurals:
  • Most nouns…
    • Just add “s” EX: cat → cats tree → trees
  • Nouns ending in sh, ch, x, s, and z…
    • Add “es” EX: mass → masses dish → dishes
  • Nouns ending in y…
    • and are preceded by a consonant
      • Change the “y”to and “i” and add “es”
      • EX: story → stories library → libraries
    • and are preceded by a vowel
      • Just add “s”
      • EX: boy → boys key → keys
more plurals
More Plurals:
  • Nouns ending in o…
    • and are preceded by a consonant
      • Add “es” EX: mosquito → mosquitoes potato → potatoes
    • and are preceded by a vowel
      • Add “s” EX: radio → radios kangaroo → kangaroos
  • Nouns ending in ful…
    • Just add “s” EX: mouthful → mouthfuls

(NOT mouthsful)

  • Compound nouns… (like mother-in-law)
    • Add “s” to the important word
      • EX: sister-in-law → sisters-in-law (NOT sister-in-laws)
and more plurals
And more Plurals:
  • Nouns ending in f orfe…
    • when the final sound is an “f” sound in the plural form:
      • Just add “s” EX: roof → roofs
    • when the final sound is a “v” sound in the plural form:
      • Change the “f” to a “ve” and add “s”
        • EX: wolf→ wolves
and even more plurals
And even more Plurals:
  • Words discussed as words:
    • Symbols, letters, numbers, and words being discusses as words get ‘s
    • EXAMPLES:
      • I had all A’s.
      • I made seven 90’s this semester.
      • No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.
  • Irregular spelling / Nouns that don’t follow the rules:
    • Nothing to do but know memorize them. See pages 654-656 in WriteSource for some examples.
    • Look up words in the dictionary if you are unsure how to make them plural.
make each noun plural
Make each noun plural
  • man →
  • shelf →
  • suitcase →
  • city →
  • sandwich →
make the nouns either plural possessive or both turn in when done
Make the nouns either plural, possessive, or both. Turn in when done.
  • The soup belongs to more than one potato
    • The potatoes’ soup
  • More than one photo belongs to the family
  • More than one dog belongs to more than one family
  • More than one life belongs to more than one person
  • The book belongs to the child
  • The pond belongs to more than one goose
  • More than one leaf belongs to more than one tree
  • More than one broom belongs to more than one witch
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