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All About Nounstitle
Transcript of All About Nounstitle
ation or tion - starvation, occupation, attention
dom- wisdom, freedom
er- dancer, teacher
hood- statehood, manhood
ness- greatness, happiness
age- passage, bondage
PROPER NOUNS names a particular person, place, or thing. President Obama, Georgia, McDonald's, NFL these things can not be seen; they are
felt within (inner feelings CONCRETE Check out the following example:
Reliable, Diane's beagle, licked strawberry ice cream off her chin.
Ice cream, for example, is a concrete noun. You can see the pink. You can taste the berry flavor. You can feel your tongue growing numb from the cold. Any noun that you can experience with at least one of your five senses is a concrete noun.
cannot see, touch, taste, hear, or smell Check out the following example:
When Joseph dived into the violent waves to rescue a drowning puppy, his bravery amazed the crowd of fishermen standing on the dock.
Bravery, one of the nouns in this sentence, is an example of an abstract noun. You can see Joseph, the water, and the crowd. But you cannot see bravery itself. Bravery has no color, size, shape, sound, odor, flavor, or texture; it has no quality that you can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. Any noun that escapes your five senses is an abstract noun.
collective a word that names a group of people or things: community, audience, panel, crowd, class, government, staff