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Transcript of NOUN

person, place, thing, or idea

1.4 Nouns as Subjects & Subject Compliments
Subject: who or what the sentence is about
Ex. The
Hope Diamond
was originally from India.

Subject Compliment: a noun found in the predicate that renames the subject. Subject compliments are always found with Linking Verbs.
Ex. The team is the
1.7 Possessive Nouns
Possessive nouns show ownership
1.9 Appositives
1.8 Joint & Separate Possession
1.1 & 1.2 Singular & Plural Nouns
Singular: 1 person, place, thing, or idea

Plural: 2+ people, places, things, or ideas
Rules for Creating Plural Nouns
1.11 Words used as Nouns and Adj.
A noun is a naming word; an adjective describes a noun.

Ex. Ancient people mapped each
- constellation: noun working as the DO
Ex. The
map made in China was different from the map of the stars made in the West.
- constellation: an adjective describing what kind of map
1.10 & 1.11
Try for Practice
Write these sentences in your notebook. Tell whether the
word is used as a noun, verb, or adjective.

1. During carnival time the city is filled with music and
2. People
in the streets.
3. Many people
in the ocean.
4. In ancient times Aristotle made a
of the solar system.
5. His
solar system had the earth in the center.
6. The
sky was an object of study for Ptolemy.
1.5 Try for Practice
1.10 Words used as Nouns and Verbs
A noun is a naming word; a verb expresses an action or state of being.

Ex. I took a
of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
- photograph: noun used as the DO
Ex. Many tourists
the Cathedral o Notre Dame.
- photograph: the verb of the sentence
1.3 Types of Nouns
1. Concrete: names a thing that can be seen or touched.
Ex. bridge, flower, bus, Japan, movie
2. Abstract: names something that cannot be seen or touched.
Ex. freedom, joy, strength, safety
3. Common: general nouns
Ex. desk, school, food, octopus
4. Proper: specific nouns (always Capitalized)
Ex. Italy, Mrs. Walsh, Boston
5. Collective: names a group of people or things.
Ex. team, audience, class, crowd
1.4 Try for Practice
1.3 Try for Practice
Write these sentences in your notebook. Identify the
noun as a direct object (DO), an indirect object (IO), or an object of a preposition (OP).

1. John Rackham was a famous pirate during the 18th

2. He wore colorful calico

3. The clothing gave
the nickname, "Calico Jack."

4. He is famous for his black
, with its skull and two crossed swords.

5. This flag remains the symbol of
to this day.
1.5 Nouns as Objects
Direct Objects: answers the questions whom or what after an action verb.
Ex. The tailor was sewing the
Indirect Objects: answers the questions "to whom," "to what," "for whom," or "for what" the action is done.
Ex. Mom handed
the laundry.
Object of the Preposition: the noun that ends the prepositional phrase.
Ex. Please, do not stand (on the
1.1 &1.2 Try for Practice
Write these singular nouns and their plural forms in your notebook.

1. lunch ___________________________
2. foot ___________________________
3. ox ___________________________
4. deer ___________________________
5. coin ___________________________
6. journey ___________________________
7. potato ___________________________
8. life ___________________________
9. sky ___________________________
10. soprano ___________________________
Write these sentences in your notebook. Label the concrete nouns (C) and the abstract nouns (A).

1. MLK Jr. earned the admiration of many Americans.

2. He was a leader of the movement to ensure basic rights for African Americans.

3. King experienced criticism because of his beliefs.

4. He and his followers marched against segregation in Birmingham.

5. Watchers were shocked at the hatred directed against the marchers.
Write these sentences in your notebook. Label the subject (S) and the subject compliment (SC).

1. The Crown Jewels of England are the most famous gems in the world.

2. The jewels are symbols of the British monarchy's power.

3. The Crown Jewels are the property of the monarch and the nation.

4. The ancient St. Edward's Crown is the headpiece for royal coronations.

5. Edward was an English king during the Middle Ages.
1.7 & 1.8 Try for Practice
Write these sentences in your notebook. Underline the possessive noun, circle the thing owned.

1. Many rulers' tombs are in the Valley of Kings.
2. For example, King Tut's mummy was buried there.
3. Some of the ruler's possession were buried with him.

Write these sentences in your notebook. Underline the possessive noun, circle the thing owned. Tell whether it shows separate or joint possession.

4. Ana and Carlos's party was a lot of fun.
5. We all liked Carl's and Peter's cookies.
6. Sara and Chelsea's magic trick left us speechless.

1.9 Try for Practice
Write these sentences in your notebook. Underline the appositive, circle the noun it explains, tell whether it is restrictive or nonrestrictive.

1. Michelangelo, an artist of many talents, lived during the Renaissance.
2. Italy, Michelangelo's birthplace, was teh site of great cultural change.
3. The Sistine Chapel was commissioned by the pope Sixtus IV.
4. Pope Julius II, the nephew of Pope Sixtus IV, had Michelangelo paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
5. The vault, the ceiling of the chapel, took the artist four years to complete.
1. Appositives are a word that follows a noun and explains its meaning
2. An appositive phrase is the appositive and it’s modifiers.
Ex. The Sistine Chapel, a famous site in the Vatican, was once called the Palatine Chapel.
- Subject (noun): Sistine Chapel
- Appositive (noun): site
- Appositive phrase (noun + modifiers): a famous site in the Vatican
3. Nonrestrictive Appositives – not essential to the meaning of the sentence, merely adds information
Ex. The Sistine Chapel, a famous site in the Vatican, was once called the Palatine Chapel.
- “a famous site in the Vatican” is not essential to the sentence, and can be taken out
- Nonrestrictive appositives MUST be set off with commas
4. Restrictive Appositives – provides essential information in the sentence; cannot be taken out of the sentence
Ex. The apostle Peter is believed to be buried in the Vatican.
- Subject (noun): apostle - Appositive: Peter
- Peter is a restrictive appositive because it provides important information in the sentence and cannot be taken out.
- Restrictive appositives are not set off by commas.
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