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Noun Unit Review. 7 th Grade Mrs. Smith. A noun is a name word. A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea. A plural noun names more than one person, place thing or idea. Add s to most nouns to form plurals. For example : writer-writers, hope-hopes

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noun unit review

Noun Unit Review

7th Grade Mrs. Smith

singular and plural nouns

A noun is a name word. A singular noun names one person, place, thing or idea.

  • A plural noun names more than one person, place thing or idea.
  • Add s to most nouns to form plurals.
    • For example: writer-writers, hope-hopes

Add es to form the plurals of nouns ending in s,x,z,ch and sh.

For example: dress-dresses, box-boxes

Singular and Plural Nouns
more singular and plural nouns

Form plurals of nouns ending in y preceded by a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) by adding –s.

    • For Example: guy-guys, birthday-birthdays

Form the plurals of nouns ending in y preceded by a consonant by changing the y to iand adding –es.

For example: lily-lilies, baby-babies

Some plural nouns are not formed by adding s,or es. Check a dictionary to find the correct plural form.

For example: tooth-teeth, mouse-mice

More Singular and Plural Nouns……
more singular and plural nouns1

If a noun ends in o preceded by a vowel(a,e,i,o,u,), form the plural by adding s.

    • For example: trio-trios, rodeo-rodeos

If a noun ends in o preceded by a consonant. Form the plural by adding es.

For example: tomato-tomatoes

There are exceptions! piano-pianos, soprano,sopranos

For most nouns ending in f or fe add s. safe-safes

Some nouns like leaf-leaves, calf-calves

More Singular and Plural Nouns
compound plural nouns

Form plurals of some compound nouns by adding s to the principal word. Always check a dictionary to be sure.

  • For example: mother-in-law/mothers-in-law
  • Form the plurals of compound nouns ending in ful by adding s
  • For example: handful-handfuls
  • Some nouns are plural in form but singular in meaning.
  • For example: news, mathematics, scissors
Compound Plural Nouns
nouns as subjects

The subjecttells what the sentence is about.

  • For Example:
    • Canada borders the United States on the north.
Nouns as Subjects
subject complement

A subject complement renames the subject and usually follows the linking verb (am, is, are, was, were and so on)

  • For Example:
  • The capital of Canada is Ottawa.
Subject Complement
nouns as direct objects

A noun can be used as a direct object.The direct object tells whom or whatafter the verb.

  • For Example:
  • Many students joined the drama club.
Nouns as Direct Objects
nouns as indirect objects

An indirect object tells to whom, for whom, to what or for what an action is being performed and usually follows the verb.

  • For Example:
  • The drama teacher taught the students acting basics.
Nouns as Indirect Objects
object complement

The object complement renames the direct object, notice in the example, that both usually follow the verbin the sentence.

  • For Example:
  • The drama teacher appointedBridgette costume designer.
Object Complement
object of preposition

A noun can be the object of preposition, it usually can be found as the first noun following the prepositional word. Prepositions are words of direction or manner, such as in, about, under, into, on, by, with, for, from

  • For Example:
  • The students were talking about their next play.
Object of Preposition

An appositive is a word that follows a noun and helps identify or modify it.

  • An appositive is said to be restrictive if the information is needed to understand the sentence. It is nonrestrictive when the information is not needed to understand the sentence. This type of appositive is usually set off by commas.
  • For Example:
  • The famous musician Louis Armstrong was the leader of the Hot Fives, a jazz band.
possessive nouns

Possessive nouns express possession or ownership.

  • To form a singular possessive add ‘s to the singular form of the noun.
      • student-student’s

To form a possessive with plural nouns ending in s, add an apostrophe only.


To form a singular possessive of proper names ending in s, add ‘s.


To form a plural possessive of a proper name add an ‘

The Jones-The Jones’

Possessive Nouns
possessive compound nouns

Possessive compound nouns are formed by adding ‘s to the end of the word.

  • For Example:
  • Sister-in-law/Sister-in-law’s
  • Commander-in-chief/ Commander-in-chief’s
Possessive Compound Nouns
separate and joint possession

If two or more nouns are used to indicate separate possession each person owns something separately

  • Example:
  • Christian’s and Abby’s murals are colorful.
  • When two or more nouns are used together to indicate joint possession one thing is owned together.
  • Example:
  • Nick and Harold’s mural is colorful.
Separate and Joint Possession