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Nouns and Pronouns. Grammar Review Mr. Schmitt. A noun is a person, place or thing. Common noun -general name for a person place or thing. Ex: monster, animal, store. Proper noun -name of a particular person, place or thing. Ex: Big Foot, Mr. Schmitt

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nouns and pronouns

Nouns and Pronouns

Grammar Review

Mr. Schmitt

a noun is a person place or thing
A noun is a person, place or thing.
  • Common noun-general name for a person place or thing.
    • Ex: monster, animal, store.
  • Proper noun-name of a particular person, place or thing.
    • Ex: Big Foot, Mr. Schmitt
  • Concrete noun-name of something perceived by the senses.
    • Ex: student, fur, computer
  • Abstract noun-name of an idea, quality or state.
    • Ex: intelligence, bravery, loyalty.
types of nouns cont
Types of nouns (cont.)
  • Singular noun-one person, place, thing or idea.
    • Example: photograph, chair, brain, fork
  • Plural noun-more than one person, place, thing or idea.
    • Ex: wolves, candles, televisions
  • Collective nouns-name of a group of people or things.
    • Ex: herd, pack, organization
  • Compound noun-single noun formed from two or more words.
    • Ex: footprint, bedroom, blackboard.
  • Possessive noun-noun that shows ownership or relationship.
    • Ex: coach’s son, Mr. Schmitt’s desk, the girl’s toy.

A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun. The word that a pronoun stands for or represents is called its antecedent.

Personal pronouns change form.

Ex: The studentoffered to help his friend during class.


Ex: Some girl lost her phone in the cafeteria.


Possessive pronouns show ownership or relationship. The possessive pronouns are printed within parentheses in the chart above.


Directions: Circle the pronoun and underline the antecedent in the following sentences.

  • Mr. Schmitt taught his classes how to analyze and critique an informational text.
  • Jehad ate more than his friends before football practice.
  • Fawzi used the skills that Mr. Schmitt taught him to become a better student.
  • Yesmine forgot to do her homework for her last class of the day.
  • After JeVon and I left school, we played video games for five straight hours.

Directions: Highlight all of the nouns in the following sentences.

  • Dearborn High School teachers care about their students.
  • Ms. Jaffer made sure her students understood the material she presented in class.
  • Mr. Schmitt likes to play softball on Sundays.
  • The boy’s father was pleased with his son’s academic performance.
  • The crowd watched in amazement as Michigan State pounded U of M at Spartan Stadium.