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Transcript of Nouns
= plural OR pronouns are shorter words that replace nouns. non-count nouns are things that cannot be counted. Proper nouns always start with a capital letter. My favorite singer is Beyonce. I went to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower. The names of days, months, and holidays are also proper nouns. I went to the grocery store. I went to Home Plus. "grocery store" is not a proper noun. "Home Plus" is a proper noun. My birthday is next Thursday. We celebrate Christmas in December. My cousin is a doctor. Here, "doctor is not a proper noun. Doctor Smith lives in Seattle. Here, "doctor is a proper noun. But the names of seasons are not. It is very cold this winter. Pronouns are words like "she", "her", and "it". Sarah has a dog. Sarah got Sarah's dog from Sarah's mother. Sarah's dog loves Sarah. Sarah has a dog. She got it from her mother. It loves her. Pronouns are different for the different nouns they replace.
We will learn more about the different pronouns another day. * * * * * Many nouns can have a number right in front of them, and they can be singular or plural. These are count nouns. Alli ate one cookie. Alli ate seven cookies. Hyelim read a book. Hyelim read thirty books. Jamie bought one sweater. Jamie bought three sweaters. But some nouns can't have a number right in front of them, and they can't be plural. These are non-count nouns. Chris played in the snow. Chris played in eleven snows. I ate tteokbokki. I ate two tteokbokkis. Knowledge is important. Four knowledges are important. Sort of like counting things in Korean, you need another word after the number for non-count nouns. Chris drank orange juice. Chris drank three glasses of orange juice. I ate tteokbokki I ate two plates of tteokbokki. Sam took out the trash. Sam took out three bags of trash. Some nouns can be both count nouns and non-count nouns, but they mean different things. August ate two pizzas. August ate two pieces of pizza. vs. } What is the difference? Luke wrote four papers for class. Luke needs a piece of paper for class. vs. } What is the difference? We also use plural nouns to talk about things in general. I like reading a book. I like reading books. vs. } What's the difference? student bus