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  1. Nouns

  2. A noun is a word used for naming a person, an animal, a place or a thing. These words are all nouns… • bird • ladder • windowcleaner • shop To decide whether a word is a noun you need to ask yourself, “Does it tell me something’s name?” If the answer is “Yes”, the word is a noun.

  3. Nouns can usually have “the”, or “a”, or “an” in front of them. Try putting “the” in front of the following words to decide whether or not they are nouns. • noun • noun • not a noun • noun • not a noun • noun • noun • not a noun • noun • not a noun • saucepan • finger • happy • rocket • sometime • heat • daffodil • never • sky • have

  4. Names of particular people are nouns even though you can’t put “the” in front of them. ALBERT ALICE ERIC

  5. Which of the following words are nouns? • ugly • box • David • wonderful • dog • bottle • under • slowly • in • cup • when • silly

  6. How many nouns can you find in the following sentences? 1. Boris, the cat, ran across the road. 2. Cynthia was wearing a beautiful, red dress. 3. Tom had a dog, a hamster, a white rabbit and a budgerigar. 4. Mary has sold her old car in favour of a new bicycle. 5. The poor old man had only a bed, a table and one chair.

  7. Nouns can be either singular or plural • Singular: • bat • box • berry • Plural: • bats • boxes • berries

  8. There are four kinds of noun… PROPER NOUN 1. Proper Nouns are nouns that refer to a particular person, place or thing, rather than a general class of thing. August Samson Mexico Monday Gulliver’s Travels Proper nouns have capital letters and you can’t normally put “the” or “on” with proper nouns.

  9. Common Noun A common noun names a kind of person or thing. It is called “common” because the name is common to all persons or things of the same kind. Book Day Man Month Country

  10. Collective Nouns A collective noun describes a group or collection of people or things. ARMY – A collection of soldiers BUNCH – A collection of flowers TEAM – A collection of players PACK – A collection of wolves SWARM – A collection of bees

  11. Abstract Nouns Abstract nouns describe things that cannot actually been seen, heard, smelt, felt or touched Boredom Sleep Freedom Honesty Power

  12. GENDER All nouns are either masculine, feminine, common or neuter. ACTOR ACTRESS BOOK TEACHER Neuter (neither masculine nor feminine) Masculine Common (either masculine or feminine Feminine

  13. Recap • A noun is a word used for naming a person, an animal, a place or a thing. • Nouns can be either singular or plural • There are four kinds of noun • Proper noun - nouns that refer to a particular person, place or thing, rather than a general class of thing. • Common noun - names a kind of person or thing. • Collective noun - describes a group or collection of people or things. • Abstract noun - Abstract nouns describe things that cannot actually been seen, heard, smelt, felt or touched • All nouns are either masculine, feminine, common or neuter.

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