11 terms

Glencoe - Writers Choice 8th Grade - UNIT 9 (TERMS)

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noun
a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea
proper noun
names a specific person, place, thing, or idea
common noun
names any person, place, thing, or idea
concrete nouns
name things that you can see or touch
abstract nouns
name ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
compound nouns
nouns that are made up of two or more words
possessive noun
names who or what owns or has something
contraction
a word made by combining two words into one and leaving out one or more letters
collective noun
names a group that is made up of individuals
appositive
a noun that is placed next to another noun to identify it or add information about it
appositive phrase
a group of words that include an appositive and other words that describe the appositive