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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

                               WHAT ARE NOUNS?

A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea.

PERSON              PLACE                  THING                 IDEA

Bruce                    Oslo                   shoelace              fear

Doctor                   home                   map                  loyalty

Dr. Jim                  prison               cell phone         excitement

There are thousands of nouns.  A noun adds flavor to a sentence.  Many nouns can be seen, but there are some nouns that you cannot see. 

Nouns you cannot see:

Pain   Faith  science   rules

EXERCISE:  Try and identify the nouns in the following sentences.

1.     The new law will protect women.

2.     Astronomy and Physics are my sister’s favorite subjects.

3.     The child’s rudeness irritated her parents.

4.     Silver-lined clouds moved across the sky.

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