NOUNS Nouns Common vs Proper Nouns Idea Nouns
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NOUNS! • Nouns • Common vs. Proper Nouns • Idea Nouns • Abstract & Concrete Nouns • My Life in Nouns
Nouns are everywhere!
Common vs. Proper Nouns • - A proper noun names a specific person, place, thing, or idea. It always begins with a capital letter (Example: Fenway Park). • - A common noun does not name a specific person, place, thing or idea. It only begins with a capital letter when it is at the beginning of a sentence (Example: ballpark).
COMMON NOUNS PROPER NOUNS General name of a person, place, or thing A particular/specific person, place, or thing musician city book school song
Articles help find your nouns! • a, an, the (articles/adjectives) – For example. . . a DOG an APPLE the TOWN
Action verbs can help you find nouns too! • A NOUN will usually come before an action verb in a sentence! • The boy looked down the street. • The Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, threw a touchdown pass.
Common Proper Concrete Abstract Singular Possessive Plural Possessive The dog’s bone is large. The dogs’ fire hydrant is red.
Idea Nouns Can you be “filled with”. . . dog? NO! Can you be “filled with”. . . joy? YES!! • Some “idea” noun suffix hints (Remember “filled with”) include: -ty (honesty, loyalty. . . ) -tude (attitude, gratitude. . . ) -ment (amazement, amusement. . . ) -ness (happiness, sadness. . . ) -tion (trepidation, emotion. . . )
Concrete Nouns & Abstract Nouns • Concrete nouns are things you can “sense. ” • Abstract nouns are ideas or concepts. The dog jumped over the fence. She has the freedom to do as she likes.
Is it CONCRETE or ABSTRACT? intelligence firefighter bravery eloquence pencil loyalty computer convenience dog disapproval the President teacher cat amazement airplane loyalty bubble bath happiness football
My Life in Nouns People 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Places Things Ideas/Emotion