Nouns and Pronouns

Topics: Pronoun, Grammatical person, Grammatical number Pages: 3 (804 words) Published: June 22, 2013
ENG100 (Basic College Grammar) Lesson Handout # 1 NOUNS  Nouns are names given to persons, to the places they live and to the things (living/nonliving) that surround them. It can name things that can be seen as well as those that cannot be seen and touched (e.g. ideas, emotions and words pertaining to action, condition and qualities). Categories of Nouns Persons Jhomar, citizen, Sir JR Places beach, hotel, Europe Visible Things (living/nonliving) moose, tree, lightning Ideas freedom, religion, friendship Qualities wisdom, strength, courage Actions decision, treatment, punishment Conditions health, dismay, happiness Classifications of Nouns:  Common Nouns – name any one of a class of persons, places or things (general names).  Proper Nouns – name a specific person, place or thing.  Concrete Nouns – nouns that can be seen or recognized through any of the five senses.  Abstract Nouns – nouns that name other things such as ideas and emotions, and those that pertain to actions, conditions and qualities.  Mass Nouns – nouns uncountable by a number but can be quantified by a word that signifies amount or measurement o Includes (but not limited to) materials, food, metals, and natural qualities, names of liquids, gases, and substances made of many small particles, languages, and most gerunds.  Count Nouns - nouns that can be quantified or counted with a number. o Includes (but not limited to) names of persons, animals, plants, insects, and their parts, objects with a definite shape, and units of measurement and words of classification  Collective Nouns – a special type of noun used to name groups of people or things.  Compound Nouns – nouns made up of more than one word acting as a unit. May be closed (combined), open (separated) or hyphenated. Classifications of Nouns novelist, city, restaurant, slippers Dan Brown, Paris, Sambokojin, Banana Peel thunder, bulb, discs, aroma hope, inspiration, energy, abundance bread, cotton, coffee, adolescence teachers, kitten,...
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