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|Posted on September 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM|
Hello, writers and teachers,
This week we'll have a bit of fun reviewing nouns.
Take one more look at the following document:
By now you've noticed that nouns are classified in many different ways.
Take a look at this list:
common nouns - example: dog
proper nouns - example: Fluffy
concrete nouns - example: mountain
conceptual nouns - example: freedom
count nouns - example: one toy, two toys
non-count nouns - example: fun
singular nouns - example: school, child
regular plural nouns - example: schools
irregular plural nouns - example: children
possessive nouns - examples: cat's tail; cats' tails
precise nouns - example: school is more precise than building; Lincoln Middle is more precise than school.
collective nouns - examples: family, flock, bunch
compound nouns - examples: football, middle school, mother-in-law
subject nouns - example: The dog is hungry.
predicate nouns - example: The dog climbed a tree.
object nouns - example: The dog jumped over the fence.
Furthermore, a noun can act as an adjective:
I'm leaving on a jet plane.
A noun can act as a verb:
I'll phone you when I get to the airport.
And certain nouns can act as adverbs:
I'll fly today.
Verbs ending in "ing" (gerunds) can be used as nouns:
Swimming is my favorite sport.
And the infinitive verb form (introduced by "to") can also be used as a noun:
To swim is my goal.
Nouns are so versatile!
Try making your own list of different kinds of nouns.
Here are a few games and a couple of videos to help you identify nouns. Have fun!
Video on Apostrophes:
Video on Nouns - Uses (click on the tab titled Parts of Speech):
This week's assignment:
1- Write a list of nouns (at least 20) related to autumn (pumpkins, Thanksgiving, family, etc.).
2- Use at least 10 nouns from your list in an 8-sentence paragraph.
Happy writing! :)
P.S. Autumn begins next Saturday. What's your favorite autumn dessert? My favorite is pumpkin pie.