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NOUNS. Words that you use to name a: person place thing idea. CONCRETE NOUNS. Things you can see: Person Place Thing . ABSTRACT NOUNS. Things you can not see ideas feelings emotions. PROPER NOUNS. A specific name for a person, place or thing

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nouns
NOUNS

Words that you use to name a:

person

place

thing

idea

concrete nouns
CONCRETE NOUNS
  • Things you can see:
    • Person
    • Place
    • Thing
abstract nouns
ABSTRACT NOUNS
  • Things you can not see
    • ideas
    • feelings
    • emotions
proper nouns
PROPER NOUNS
  • A specific name for a person, place or thing
  • Always begins with a capital letter

Statue of Liberty

Spot

Janice and Tania

common nouns
COMMON NOUNS
  • Generic name for a person, place or thing
  • Begins with a smaller letter (lower case)

chair

palace

doctor

singular nouns
SINGULAR NOUNS
  • A noun that names one person, one place, or one thing
plural nouns
PLURAL NOUNS
  • A noun that names more than one person, place, or thing
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  • To form the plural of most nouns,

just add –s

Examples:

sticks, cows, cars, girls

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When the singular noun ends in:

s, ch, sh, x, or z -----add –es

Examples:

lunches, foxes, classes, arches

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  • When the noun ends in “o” then,

add –s or –es

  • Examples:

piano ---pianos

studio---studios

echo---echoes

hero---heroes

potato---potatoes

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When the noun ends in “y”, with a consonant before it, change “y” to “i” and add –es

Examples:

fly ---flies

penny---pennies

candy---candies

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  • For most nouns ending in “f” or “fe”,

add –es

For some nouns ending in “f” or “fe”, change the “f” to a “v” and add –es or –s

Examples:

belief ---beliefs

roof---roofs

thief---thieves

knife---knives

life---lives

elf---elves

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  • Some nouns are the same for both singular and plural

Examples:

deer, trout, sheep, moose, salmon

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  • Some nouns form their plural in special ways

Examples:

mouse---mice

goose---geese

tooth---teeth

foot---feet

ox---oxen

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  • Some nouns are always in plural form

Examples:

scissors

mumps

thanks

trousers

making nouns show possession
Making Nouns Show Possession
  • Possessive Nouns show ownership
  • It shows possession of the noun that follows

Examples:

sister’s skates

Sally’s mom

making singular nouns show possession
Making Singular Nouns Show Possession
  • Add an apostrophe and –s

Examples:

mechanic---mechanic’s

James---James’s or James’

making plural nouns show possession
Making Plural Nouns Show Possession
  • If a plural noun ends in “s”, add an apostrophe after the “s”
  • workers--workers’ rights
  • nurses---nurses’ coats
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Making Plural Nouns Show Possession
  • If the plural noun does not end in “s”, add an apostrophe and –s

men---men’s

women—women’s

children --- children’s