Chapter 1 Nouns. Les Hanson 2002. Nouns. Definition of nouns Capitalization pluralization. Names of particular people, places, or things E.g. S tockwell D ay, A lberta, C anadian A lliance But not general references p arty l eader, c ommunist, f ascist, r ight wing.
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E.g. StockwellDay, Alberta, Canadian Alliance
But not general references
party leader, communist, fascist, right wingWhen to capitalize nouns
But not when used alone, or after names
(-s, --ss, -sh, ch, -x, -z)
Nouns ending in –y
Nouns ending in ay,ey,oy,uy
Nouns ending in o
Nouns ending in –f
Pennies (to talk about the number of coins) e.g there are 5 pennies on the table
pence(to talk about the value of something)e.g, the small apples are 5 pence each.
Alga, formula, vertebra
Memorandum, bacterium, datum
Index ( indexes for books, indices,used in math)
He gave a series of lectures about birdwatching.
There have been several series of programes on television about microchip technology.
China, Japan, Portugal
Duck, snipe,fishsalmon,piketrout deer
Husband-wife, king-queen, uncle-aunt
Actor-actress, duke-duchess, emperor-empress, hero-heroine
Cousin friend parent person guest
Sometimes we use adjectives to describe small things like big, little
-ette: maisonette, kitchenette,
Mini-: minicab, minicomputer
Micro-, macro-: microchip macro-economics.
bake-baker, play-player, teach-teacher, engine-engineer, photograph-photographer
Actor, tailor, doctor, director