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Types of Nouns. Common Nouns. Name any old, regular, ordinary person, animal, thing, or idea. Nothing specific. Proper Nouns. Name a very specific, very particular person, animal, place, thing, or idea Always begin with a capital letter. What am I?. w oman Harriet Tubman b oy s uperhero
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Common Nouns • Name any old, regular, ordinary person, animal, thing, or idea. • Nothing specific
Proper Nouns • Name a very specific, very particular person, animal, place, thing, or idea • Always begin with a capital letter
What am I? • woman • Harriet Tubman • boy • superhero • Aaron Leong • Batman • dog • Lassie • Black Beauty • horse • cat • mountain • Mount Everest • Fourth of July • holiday • Columbia Middle School
Concrete Nouns • Name a person, animal, place, or thing that you can actually see, touch, taste, hear, or smell
Abstract Nouns • Name an idea, feeling, emotion, or quality
What am I? • Beauty • Happiness • Radio • Spaghetti • Ability • Anger • Fire • Tuba • Onions • Fire • Nature • Love • Speed • Muffins • Perfume • Cloud
Collective Nouns • Name a group of people, animals, or things • Examples: audience, crowd, family, staff, class,flock, pack, team, swarm, bunch, bundle, bouquet, clump
Compound Nouns • Made up of two or more words used together • Examples: shoelace, flashlight, applesauce, seat belt, high school, word processor, baby-sitter, editor-in-chief, great-grandchild
Classwork • Create compound sentences that include more than one type of noun in each. • Create 10 sentences. Identify the nouns and their specific type in each.
Eight Uses of Nouns • Subject of the sentence • Predicate Noun or Predicate Nominative • Appositive • Direct Object of a Verb • Indirect Object of a Verb • Object of a Preposition • Object Complement • To Show Possession
Subject of the sentence • The subject is the person, animal, place, thing or idea that the sentence is about • Ask who or what is performing the action of the verb • The teacher laughed hysterically. • Pencils always break just before a big test. • Enthusiasm can be the difference between winning and losing.
Predicate Noun (nominative) • Comes after the verb to be and means the same thing as the subject of the sentence • Can also come after a linking verb. • My brother is the funniest kid in the world. • Lorraine will become chairperson of the committee. • I am the boss, and don’t you forget it!
Appositive • Is a word or phrase that comes after another word, and identifies, explains, or gives information about that word. • Set off from the rest of the sentence by one or two commas • Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a crowded city. • Give this robot dog to that tall woman, one of our secret agents. • The school janitor, Mr. Forest, turned on the radiators.
Direct Object of a verb • Is the person, animal, place, thing, or idea that receives the action of the verb • Carlos locked the coach in the gym. • From the top of the skyscraper, Maria can hardly see the street. • Superheroes fight injustice wherever they go.
Indirect Object of a verb • Receives the action of the verb-indirectly • Should I send David some extra money?
Object of the preposition • A preposition that is followed by a noun or pronoun • Against the stormy sea • Beneath a pile of dinosaur bones • During the Revolutionary War • Into the raging volcano • Under the table
Object Complement • Word that completes the meaning of the direct object. Complement comes from the verb to complete. You use an object complement when the direct object wouldn’t make complete sense by itself • My grandfather named his cat Peaches. • The country elected Lincoln president.
To show possession • Tells who or what owns something • The boy’s hat is on the floor. • Alaska’s weather is much milder in the summer.
Classwork • Create two different sentences (16 total) for each of the different uses of nouns.