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Types of Nouns
a noun that denotes any or all members of a class or group of persons, places, things, or ideas
a noun that denotes a particular or specific person, place, thing or idea; always capitalized
names ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses
single noun formed from two or more words
a noun takes a singular verb but refers to a group of people, creatures, or things
examples: loyalty, compassion, intelligence, curiosity, health, grace, bravery
examples: pizza, kitten, diamond, clock, car...
examples: pilot, city, park, boy, girl, teacher, parent
examples: flock, herd, pack, army, committee, staff, crowd, team, class, group, club, jury (some depend on what is being referring to)
examples: doghouse, basketball, rattlesnake, thunderhead, spark plug, whiteboard, fireman, sailboat, coffee table
examples: Amelia Earhart, Nike, Chicago, Katmai National Park
noun that shows ownership, possession or relationship
a noun that shows ownership, uses an apostrophe, and functions as an adjective for a noun that follows it
The TEAM is waiting to play. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
Jerry's cat, Tom's hat, Susie's bicycle
How big is SEATTLE? (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
Don't eat the TOADSTOOLS. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
The GAGGLE of geese is walking across the soccer field. (common/concrete, proper, abstract, collective, or compound?)
PATIENCE is waiting for ketchup to trickle out.
The GIRLS ran sprints on the field hockey field.
The girls ran sprints on the field hockey FIELD.
Which is the abstract noun? curious, curiously, curiosity
Which is the abstract noun? courageously, courage, courageous, encourage
Which is the abstract noun? happiness, happily, happy
Which is the abstract noun? confide, confidence, confident, confidently