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What is a noun?
• A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.
– Patsy (Person) – bakery (Place) – rolling pin (Thing) – happiness (Idea)

Plural nouns
• Most of the time you add an ‘s’ to the end to make the noun plural
– snake goes to snakes – pie goes to pies

• Words that end in -ch, x, s or s-like sounds, however, will require an -es for the plural
– witch goes to witches – box goes to boxes

Irregular Nouns
• For some nouns you’ll just have to know what the plural forms are.
– child goes to children – moose goes to moose – goose goes to geese

Proper Nouns
• Proper nouns are nouns that name a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
– Mr. Cook – South Caldwell High School – World of Warcraft – Collectivism
is the best game ever

Common Nouns
• Common nouns name general items.
– teacher – school – game – ideology

Concrete Nouns
• Nouns that can be tasted, touched, smelled, heard, or seen (5 senses) are called concrete nouns.
– boy – clouds – hug

Abstract Nouns
• These are the opposite of concrete nouns. They cannot be tasted, touched, smelled, heard, or seen. (5 senses)
– – – – – – – – love hatred anger solidarity ambiguity irregularity peace happiness

Compound Nouns
• Compound nouns are made up of two or more words that create a noun. • PLEASE NOTE: both of the words do not have to be nouns; they just usually are 
– bed and room – bedroom – broom and stick – broomstick – police and man – policeman – hair and cut – haircut

Collective Nouns
• Collective nouns refer to groups • They are treated as singular when you are using them as the entire group • They are treated as plural when you are talking about every member in the group
– A dozen is enough. (eggs) – A dozen are coming over tonight. (people)

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