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NOUNS

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Jennifer Arbelaez Miranda

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Transcript of NOUNS

Countable and Uncountable
Things that you can count
Saxon Possessive
*The boy
's
ball
*The legs
of
the table
Common and Proper
NOUNS
Watch out!
Most nouns add "S" for the plural form.
Examples:



* Non-specific
*Specific
People, places, things or ideas
Without Capital letter
With Capital Letter
E.g:
woman, dog, shoe
E.g:
Pacific Ocean, Central Park Matt
Their relationship
Man --------------------Sheldon
Country ----------------England
Things that you can't count
E.g:
Pen, dog, cat
E.g:
Music, rice, happiness
many
few
a few
a
Much
Little
A little bit of
Some
Any
A lot of
Lots of
Enough
*Containers: A piece of, a bottle of,etc
We use
's
with people and animal:
*Family relations: (Tom
's
father)
*Possession: (Mary
's
house)
*Inanimate things: (Tomorrow
's
class)
There are 2 ways to show the possession
We use the preposition
"of"
for things:
*The paint
of
the museum
*The mouse
of
the computer
*
Words ending in -S:
Doris -------Doris
's
hat
Parents -----My parents
'
house
Proper Nouns don't use article "the"

*
The Peter's house

*
The boy's house
John and Sara
's
car
General
Specific
When the writer wishes to make a generalization about something or things.
Cats are mammals.

GENERAL EXAMPLE
The table is big
When the writer wishes to talk about something or things in particular.
SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
My cat has a long tail
The table of my house is big
Compound
It is a noun that is made up of two or more words.
The combination of two words can be written together with a hyphen, united in a single word or separated.
BED
ROOM
BEDROOM
THE PLURAL OF COMPOUND NOUNS
1. Adding -s
2. When the name is composed of two nouns and the second is used only as a complement, the first takes the plural.
3. In compound nouns with nouns man and woman, the two nouns take the plural.
PLURAL OF NOUNS
concrete noun
A concrete nounis the name of something or someone that we experience through our senses,sight,hearing,smell, touch or taste.

sentences:
* My dog is pretty
*The tables are clean
Abstract noun
An abstract noun is a noun that you cannot sense, it is the name we give to an emotion ideal or idea. They have no physical existence, you can´t see,hear,touch,smell or taste them.

some common abstract noun:

adoration compassion
belief happiness
memory bravery
Collective noun
A collective noun is a noun that can be singual in form while referring to a group of people or things.

Groups of people: Army, class, committee,family,jury,police, team.

Groups of animals colony,flock,herd,pack,pod.

groups of things: bunch clump, pair set,stack.
SINGULAR
PLURAL
Table
Board
Teacher
Girlie
Hand
Rabbit
Tables
Boards
Teachers
Girlies
Hands
Rabbits
Nouns ending in (ss-ch-sh-x-z) add "es"
Singular

Plural
Quiz
Dress
Watch
Bush
Box
Potato
Nouns ending in (y) preceded by a consonant change (y) for an (i) and add
es.
Singular
Plural
Study
Baby
Candy
Fly
Nappy
Studies
Babies
Candies
Flies
Nappies

Nous ending in FE- F change to VES.
Singular
Plural
Knife
Wife
Leaf
Calf
Wolf
Knives
Wives
Leaves
Calves
Wolves
Exception
Belief- Beliefs
Cliff-Cliffs
Ref- Refs
Roof- Roofs
Irregular forms
Singular
Plural
Man
Woman
Person
Child
Tooth
Foot
Fish
Cactus
Fongus
Mouse
Louse
Men
Women
People
Children
Teeth
Feet
Fish/Fishes
Cacti
Fongi
Mice
Lice
*Units of measurement: a kilo of, a pound of, etc
They are words used to refer to people, object, creatures, places, qualities and abstract ideas as they were "things".
Quizes
Dresses
Watches
Bushes
Boxes
Potatoes
noun-gender
the noun-gender tells us about the sex of the noun. In grammar-nouns, there are four genders.

1. Masculine-gender : (man,lion,hero,boy,king,horse and actor)

2. feminine gender: ( woman,lioness,heroine,girl,mare,
niece,empress,cow and actress)

3. common gender: ( child,student,friend,applicant,
candidate servant and member parliamentarian.

4. neuter gender: ( chair,table,tree,star,mountain,street,
car,school,book,paper,pencil and computer
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