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Nouns Pronouns and Verbs A noun is a word that names a person place a thing or an idea Personwoman man Juanita Brown great grandfather Placeplanet Texas farm high school Thing dolphin parrot ivy bookmark Idea success affection freedom courage A concrete noun names an object that occupies space or can be recognized by any of the senses Concrete nouns are things you can see hear taste touch smell or feel Thorn stars thunder gas milk child drum velvet headache dove An abstract noun names an idea a quality or a characteristic Excitement honesty innocence happiness harmony truth bravery softness fear peace Most nouns can take either a singular or a plural form depending upon whether they name one person place thing or idea or more than one SINGULAR desk bench sky wolf man PLURAL desks benches skies wolves men The possessive form of a noun can show possession ownership or the relationship between two nouns SINGULAR POSSESSIVEPLURAL POSSESSIVE the girls coatThe girls coats a businesss debts those business debts a princes crown the princes crowns a mans voiceThe mens voices A proper noun is the name of a particular person place thing or idea A common noun is the general-not the particular-name of a person place thing or idea Proper nouns are capitalized whereas common nouns are not usually capitalized A collective noun names a group Armycommittee The public team choir a pride of lions You can consider collective nouns either singular or plural depending upon the meaning you wish to convey If a collective noun refers to a group as a whole it is considered singular If a collective noun refers to the individual members of a group it is considered plural Note the differences in meaning in the following examples SINGULAR The committee wants our attention PLURAL The committee have gone their separate ways SINGULAR The class likes to read plays PLURAL The class take their seats A pronoun is a word
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