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Nouns: They're everywhere!
Transcript of Nouns: They're everywhere!
is a person, a place, a thing,
or an idea. You! Albert Einstein Barack Obama Wakpala Middle School Mount Rushmore South Dakota United States Brain Laptop Facebook Thought Love time 1. The first kind of noun is a common noun a common noun names ANY person, place, thing, or idea. book planet teacher girl dog month war lobster movie 2. The second kind of noun is a proper noun a proper noun names A SPECIFIC person, place, thing, or idea. Wakpala Atlantic Ocean July Adele President Obama South Dakota The Hunger Games iPod A proper noun always begins with a capitol letter Watch the video and make a list of at least 20 nouns that are mentioned. Plural Nouns Plural nouns are a noun that names more than one thing. trucks plants foxes potatoes radios letters noises lives wolves babies Eskimos In most cases, you change a noun to its plural by adding 's' or 'es.' turkey plant porch turkeys plants porches However, sometimes you will need to change your word, such as changing a 'y' to an 'i' or a 'f' to a 'v' half halves party parties wolf wolves Some nouns won't even change when they become plural! moose salmon deer elk Lakota Chinese jeans scissors And some nouns become completely different words! man tooth mouse goose men teeth mice geese The best thing to do if you are not sure of the plural form of a noun is to ask or to look it up! Possessive Nouns Possessive nouns
They say who or what owns
or has something. Pat's coat = the coat owned by Pat
the student's question = the question belonging to the student Rule #1 for Possessive Nouns If the noun is singular add an apostrophe and 's' A woman's gloves
Mr. Ross's hat
the teacher's question Rule #2 for Possessive Nouns If the noun is plural and does not end in 's' add an
apostrophe and 's' The men's umbrellas
The geese's nest
the children's uniforms Rule #3 for Possessive Nouns If the noun is plural and does end in 's' add an apostrophe The students' papers
The Phillips' house
The girls' pens Be careful not to confuse a plural noun with a possessive noun! Nouns can also be divided into concrete and abstract. A concrete noun names something that you can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. Concrete nouns include people, places, and things. An abstract noun names an idea, quality, or feeling. strength beauty patriotism