NOUNS. by Sandra Boyd. Common and Proper Nouns. A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A common noun names any person, place, thing or idea. Common nouns are not capitalized, unless they come at the beginning of a sentence. Examples:
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gloves pickle desk
love laziness fear
Compound nouns are nouns that are made up of two or more words. Compound nouns can be written as one word- -or as more than one word- . Other compound words are written as two or more words joined by hyphens- .
maid of honor
A possessive noun names who or what owns or has something. Possessive nouns can be common or proper nouns. They can also be singular or plural. The following pairs of sentences show possessive nouns are formed.
Mike owns a book about inventions.
Mike's book is about inventions.
Several books have indexes.
Check several books' indexes.
Most Singular Nouns add an apostrophe and an –s (‘s).
Examples: a girl -- a girl’s coat
Wichita – Wichita’s population
Singular Nouns ending in –s add an apostrophe and –s (‘s).
Ex.: Joseph Ives – Joseph Ives’s clock
Alexis – Alexis’s book
Plural Nouns ending in -s add an apostrophe (‘).
Examples: boys –boys’
The Wrights – the Wrights’ plane
Plural Nouns not ending in –s add an apostrophe and –s (‘s).
Ex.: children – children’s toys
women – women’s organization
Number 1-20 in your journals.
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