23 terms

Nouns Definitions


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A noun that expresses possession, ownership, or connection
direct object
-receives the action of the verb
-answers the WHAT question
indirect object
-receives the direct object
-comes between the verb and direct object
-answers the to/for question (without to or for)
object of the preposition
-the noun in the prepositional phrase
(-prepositions- word that indicate location Ex: of, about from, in, until, on, since, upon, with, for, to
Apposition (objective)
-renames/describes the DO/IO/OP
-usually separated by commas
-a noun that does the action of the sentence
-answers the WHO question
-follows a linking verb (is, was, were, are, has been)
-noun that renames/describes the subject
apposition (nominative)
-renames the subject
-between commas
-does not come after a verb!
direct address
-the noun being directly spoken to
grammatical case
shows a nouns (or pronouns) relationship with other words in a sentence
-a nouns position in the sentence
-different syntaxes for each case
the quality of a noun that denotes whether it refers to one person/place/thing (singular) or more than one (plural)
first person
the speaker
second person
spoken to
third person
spoken about
denotes the male sex
denotes the female sex
denotes object without a sex
collective noun
a group of people/places/things as one
abstract noun
expresses a quality, condition, or action apart from an object/thing
names something that exists by itself
proper noun
a particular person/place/thing
-specific; capital letters
common noun
names any one of a class of people/places/things
-general; lowercase letters