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Title: Noun Phrases


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  • Noun Phrases

Bridget Green Grammar MFWI based on Mark Landa,
Barbara Bent, Winnie Cragg
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What is a noun?
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A noun is. . .
  • a person
  • (students and teacher)
  • a place
  • (school and classroom)
  • a thing
  • (desk and apple)
  • an idea
  • (LOVE !! )

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What is a noun?
  • Tell your partner now!

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Types of nouns
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Proper Nouns
are Names like
Abraham Lincoln
and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Proper Nouns begin with capital letters.
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Types of nouns
Nouns
Proper Nouns
Pronouns
Countable Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
I You She He It They Them We Us
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Types of Nouns
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Lets look at countable nouns
  • Singular
  • ( one)
  • a/an noun
  • a book
  • an assignment
  • a child
  • one noun
  • one page
  • Plural
  • ( more than one)
  • noun s
  • ideas
  • books
  • children
  • two noun s
  • five pages

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singular countable nouns a or an?
  • Midoris eating ___ cookie and Rikas eating ___
    apple.
  • I have ___ idea, but you have ___ better one.
  • It takes ___ hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma.
  • Bridget wore ___ uniform to school, but she
    didnt have ___ umbrella.
  • Rie goes to ___ local college, but Ayumi attends
    ___ university.

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singular countable nouns a or an?
  • Midoris eating a cookie and Rikas eating an
    apple.
  • I have an idea, but you have a better one.
  • It takes an hour to get to Seattle from Tacoma.
  • Bridget wore a uniform to school, but she didnt
    have an umbrella.
  • Rie goes to a local college, but Ayumi attends a
    university.

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plural countable nouns
  • You get three wish__ !
  • I love animal__! I have two dog__, three fish__,
    and four cat__.
  • Chikas talking to two wom_n and three old m_n .
  • Bridget has three child___ and Timothy has three
    niece___ .
  • Ayumi has attended two universit___ .

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plural countable nouns
Pronunciation? /z/ /s/ /Iz/ voiced unvoiced
/s z sh ch/
  • You get three wishes !
  • I love animals! I have two dogs, three fish, and
    four cats.
  • Chikas talking to two women and three old men .
  • Bridget has three children and Timothy has three
    nieces.
  • Ayumi has attended two universities .

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countable nouns Correct or incorrect?
  1. There are four person in my family.
  2. My dogs like to eat bone.
  3. I want to have a two babys after I marry.
  4. Johns been married twice hes had two wife.
  5. Good evening, lady and gentleman.

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countable nouns Check your answers.
  1. There are four persons in my family.
  2. My dogs like to eat bones.
  3. I want to have two babies after I marry.
  4. Johns been married twice hes had two wives.
  5. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

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Types of nouns
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Uncountable nouns are
  • nouns that cant be counted.

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Uncountable nouns are
  • Liquid
  • like tea and milk
  • Material
  • like wool and cotton

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  • Useful material
  • like chalk, paint, or wood,
  • Metal
  • like gold and silver

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  • Abstract ideas
  • like information, power, education, knowledge,
    advice, and others!

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uncountable nouns
  • Plural -- NO!
  • advices
  • homeworks
  • Singular -- YES
  • but
  • Do not use a uncountable noun
  • an advice
  • (advice is uncountable)
  • Do not use one uncountable noun
  • one homework
  • (homework is uncountable)

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Lets check your homework.
  • Countable or uncountable?

advice apple bracelet bread butter chair cheese
desk dollar field food fruit furniture information
jewelry lake liquid meat milk money mountain
necklace news oil orange pear pound ring
scenery soup table water yen
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Countable
Uncountable
advice bread butter cheese food fruit furniture i
nformation jewelry
apple bracelet chair desk dollar field lake mounta
in
necklace orange pear pound ring table yen
liquid meat milk money news oil scenery soup water
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Put these nouns into groups.
apple bracelet chair desk dollar field fruit
furniture jewelry lake money mountain
necklace orange pear ring scenery
table yen pound
fruit
_________ _________ _________ _________
_______ _______ _______ _______
_______ _______ _______ _______
_________ _________ _________ _________
_______ _______ _______ _______
orange
apple
pear
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Groups...
NOTE Uncountable nouns are often
groups. Countable nouns are members of the group.
fruit apple orange pear
furniture chair desk table
jewelry bracelet necklace ring
money dollar yen pound
scenery field lake mountain
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Types of nouns
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more than one uncountable noun
Uncountable nouns are not plural, so how do we
talk about more than one?
Answer Use a countable noun before the
uncountable noun.
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more than one uncountable noun
For example WATER
two drops of water
two glasses of water
seven bottles of water
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