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Unit 9: Nouns. Nouns. A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea. Persons : brother, judge, athlete, teacher, Places : neighborhood, country, county, city Things : book, shoe, flower, pencil Ideas : pride, skill, truth, democracy, success. Common and Proper Nouns.

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nouns
Nouns
  • A noun is a word that names a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.
    • Persons: brother, judge, athlete, teacher,
    • Places: neighborhood, country, county, city
    • Things: book, shoe, flower, pencil
    • Ideas: pride, skill, truth, democracy, success
common and proper nouns
Common and Proper Nouns
  • A common nounnames any person, place, thing, or idea.
    • actor, city, book, pride
  • A proper nounnames a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
    • ZacEfron, Paris, The Hunger Games,
it s time to practice
It’s Time to Practice!
  • Write every noun that each sentence contains.
    • The modern outdoor game of tennis probably evolved from an indoor game.
    • Many players have a favorite racket they always use during important games.
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It’s Time to Practice!
  • Write each noun in the following sentences. Label the common nouns C and the proper nouns P.
    • The United States Tennis Association sponsors contests for amateurs.
    • The games at Wimbledon in England are very popular.
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It’s Time to Practice!
  • Write the proper nouns in each sentence. Use capital letters.
    • The u.s. open is one of four tournaments that are called the grand slam.
    • Players from all over the world also compete in the french open, the british open, and the australian open.
singular and plural nouns
Singular and Plural Nouns
  • A singular nounnames one person, place, thing, or idea.
  • A plural nounnames more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
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It’s Time to Practice
  • Write the correct form of the noun in parentheses.
  • My father loves to tell funny (stories, storys).
  • They interrupted the game so that the fans could clean (themselves, themselves) off.
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It’s Time to Practice
  • Write the plural form of each singular noun
  • cherry
  • horseshoe
  • bus
  • knife
possessive nouns
Possessive Nouns
  • A possessive nounnames who or what has something.

**HINT**: To make a noun possessive, you always add an (‘s), UNLESS the noun is plural and ends in s, in which case you will add an (‘)

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It’s Time to Practice
  • Write each possessive noun and label is S for singular and P for plural
  • The World Ski Championships are a skier’s goal
  • It considers skiers’ qualifications for the races.
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It’s Time to Practice
  • Write the possessive form of the noun in parentheses.
  • The (sport) history began thousands of years ago.
  • The (skis) ages ranged from 2,500 to 5,000 years.