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Title: Common/Proper Nouns


1
Common/Proper Nouns
  • What is a common noun?
  • Names any one of a group of people, places, or
    things.
  • Generic
  • Non-specific
  • Begins with a capital letter only at the
    BEGINNING of a sentence

2
Common/Proper Nouns
  • What is a proper noun?
  • Names a particular person, place, or thing.
  • ALWAYS begin with a capital letter
  • Specific

3
Common/Proper Nouns
  • Common
  • poem
  • nation
  • athlete
  • newspaper
  • river
  • street
  • day
  • city
  • Proper
  • The Raven
  • United States of America
  • Jay Cutler
  • The Sun Times
  • Mississippi River
  • Brookdale Road
  • Friday!!!!!!!!
  • Naperville

4
Compound Nouns
  • What is a compound noun?
  • 2 or more words used together as a single
    noun
  • Parts can be written as
  • One word
  • Separate words
  • Hyphenated words

5
Compound Nouns
  • One word
  • Seafood
  • Filmmaker
  • Footsteps
  • Videocassette
  • Grasshopper

6
Compound Nouns
  • Separate words
  • Compact disc
  • Police officer
  • Barak Obama
  • Hill Middle School
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

7
Compound Nouns
  • Hyphenated words
  • Self-esteem
  • Great-grandmother
  • Fund-raiser
  • Sister-in-law
  • Thirteen-year-old

8
Collective Nouns
  • What is a collective noun?
  • A word that names a group
  • Team
  • Family
  • Audience
  • Jury
  • Committee

9
Abstract/Concrete Nouns
  • What is an abstract noun?
  • Names an idea, feeling, quality, or
    characteristic
  • Not tangible
  • Knowledge
  • Patriotism
  • Beauty
  • Humor

10
Abstract/Concrete Nouns
  • What is a concrete noun?
  • Names a person, place, or thing that can be
    perceived by one or more of the senses
  • Tangible!!!!
  • cell phone
  • student
  • Lake Michigan
  • Hill Middle School
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