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The Eight Parts of Speech. Nouns. What is a Noun? . A noun is the name of a person, place, or thing Nouns name both living and nonliving things 2 Kinds of Nouns: Concrete and Abstract Concrete Nouns: you can see and touch them Examples: elephant, desk, pencil

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what is a noun
What is a Noun?
  • A noun is the name of a person, place, or thing
  • Nouns name both living and nonliving things
  • 2 Kinds of Nouns: Concrete and Abstract
  • Concrete Nouns: you can see and touch them

Examples: elephant, desk, pencil

  • Abstract Nouns: you cannot see or touch them

Examples: strength, courage, justice

more fun with nouns
More Fun with Nouns
  • My favorite sprinter is Carl Lewis.
  • Nouns: sprinter, Carl Lewis
  • Edward runs the hurdles.
  • Nouns: Edward, hurdles
  • Meets includes many different events.
  • Nouns: meets, events
  • First, the runners wait for the signal to start.
  • Nouns: runners, signal
  • They place their feet in starting blocks.
  • Nouns: feet, blocks
  • A loud bang signals the start of the race.
  • Nouns: bang, start, race
  • All runners race toward the finish line.
  • Nouns: runners, finish line
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More Fun with Nouns
  • Ten barriers stand along the track.
  • Nouns: barriers, track
  • Runners jump high over the hurdles.
  • Nouns: runners, hurdles
  • Speed, flexibility, and coordination are important for success.
  • Nouns: speed, flexibility, coordination, success
  • Hurdles are more complicated than the sprints.
  • Nouns: hurdles and sprints
  • The dashes are short races.
  • Nouns: dashes, races
  • Each racer uses a different strategy.
  • Nouns: racer, strategy
  • Bursts of speed are combined with periods of coasting.
  • Nouns: bursts, speed, periods, coasting
compound nouns
Compound Nouns
  • Some nouns are made up of two or more words.
  • Compound Noun: a noun made by joining two or more words
  • Examples of Compound Nouns:

drumstick

bookworm

boot camp

housecoat

Compound nouns can be:

Single Words

Hyphenated Words

Separate Words

fun with compound nouns
Fun with Compound Nouns
  • The race’s endpoint was the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Compound Nouns: endpoint, Brooklyn Bridge
  • My sister-in-law wrote a short story about jogging.
  • Compound Nouns: sister-in-law, short story
  • I hope to follow in her footsteps as a road runner.
  • Compound Nouns: footsteps, road runner
  • Her backpack holds a wristwatch and her running shoes.
  • Compound Nouns: backpack, wristwatch, running shoes
  • Her mailbox is always full of running newsletters.
  • Compound Nouns: mailbox, newsletters
  • The doorbell rings when fellow runners stop by.
  • Compound Nouns: doorbell
common and proper nouns
Common and Proper Nouns
  • Nouns are can be categorized as Common or Proper Nouns
  • Common Noun: noun that names a general person, place, or thing; they are NOT capitalized
  • Proper Noun: a noun which names a specific person, place, or thing; they ARE capitalized
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Common and Proper Nouns

Common or Proper Nouns?

  • runner
  • university
  • Nile River
  • France
  • state
  • Chicago Bears
  • Conrady Junior High School
  • judge
  • water
  • Olympics
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