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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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Noun

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 ‘sEX: Mrs. Blancett → Mrs. Blancett’schildren → children’sgeese → geese’s

  • Plural nouns ending in “s” get…

    • just an apostropheEX: kids → kids’

  • Singular nouns ending in “s”

    • 1 syllable = ‘s2 syllables = ‘ or ‘s

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


Noun

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 → catstree → trees

  • Nouns ending in sh, ch, x, s, and z…

    • Add “es”EX: mass → massesdish → dishes

  • Nouns ending in y…

    • and are preceded by a consonant

      • Change the “y”to and “i” and add “es”

      • EX: story → storieslibrary → libraries

    • and are preceded by a vowel

      • Just add “s”

      • EX: boy → boyskey → keys


More plurals

More Plurals:

  • Nouns ending in o…

    • and are preceded by a consonant

      • Add “es”EX: mosquito → mosquitoespotato → potatoes

    • and are preceded by a vowel

      • Add “s” EX: radio → radioskangaroo → 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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