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Nur Syazwani binti Sanusi PPISMP PSV 09 Semester 2 911226-03-5036 English Language Mr.

Rozan Direction: Select an academic text (from any resources e.g. Internet, magazines, books etc). Then highlight or underline nouns and pronouns; and explain the function of each.

Kanon Wakeshima
Adorable, sweet and cute are what you think when you first see Kanon Wakeshima. Her dress is an exclusive design from Mana (Moi-même-Moitié). The floor length gown is blood red and it hugs her tiny waist before blossoming out like a rose around her. Sitting daintily atop her head is a matching hat with lace and a miniature red cello hiding amidst the netting and flowers. Her debut U.S. concert at Otakon is short but meticulously choreographed, much like her image has been meticulously built by Mana and her record label. But however they try to funnel her talents into one avenue, the multifaceted core that is Kanon Wakeshima still finds a way of working itself into her music, her fashion and her art. “I have been playing the cello since the age of three,” she says during one of the talk breaks during her concert. She clutches a sheaf of papers, English words for her to mime back to the audience, but you can feel the sincerity in her speech, her nervousness and her desire to perform well. And she does perform well. The stage is hers alone, with no backup band or dancers. While the dance movements are at times awkward and stilted, she manages to enthrall the packed ballroom with her personality. Before “Ennui Kibun,” a cell phone begins to ring loudly. There’s a confused moment as everyone in the audience checks their phones, but then realizes it’s coming from the stage as Kanon searches in cute embarrassment for the offending prop.


Functions of Nouns and Pronouns
Nouns Common Nouns Dress,floor, gown, blood, rose, head, hat, lace, miniature, cello, netting, flower, papers, stage, ballroom, cell phone, prop Proper Nouns Kanon Wakeshima, Mana (Moi-même-Moitié), U.S, Otakon, English, Ennui Kibun Abstract Nouns Functions Explanation Name which are useh for all things of the same kind or class. For Example, the name ‘flower’ may be given to any and every flower such as, to Rose, Lily, Orchid nad more. It does not give the own nme of the flower we are talking about. Name of one particular person or thing. For Example, ‘Kanon Wakeshima’ is a woman’s own special name. It does not belong to all women. Name of a quality, action, or condition, that is, something that we cannot see or touch.

Adorable, sweet, cute, exclusive, design, length, red, It is name of a thing that we can only think of or feel. tiny, daintily, short, meticulously, talents, music, For example, the name ‘art’ is therefore an Abstract Noun. fashion, art, sincerity, speech, nervousness, well, awkward, stilted, personality, loudly, confused, realize, embrasssement Collective Nouns Name of a group or collection of persons or things taken together as one thing. Audience, band, dancers For example, audience, band and dancers are group of people. Countable Nouns Dress, gown, rose, head, hat, lace, miniature, cello, netting, flower, papers, stage, ballroom, cell phone, prop Uncountable Nouns Floor, blood, Have a plural form, can be count, and only countable nouns can be preceded in the singular by the indefinite article ‘’a’’ or ‘’an’’.

Substance that cannot be counted. But can only be measured.

Compound Nouns Ballroom, cell phone

Made up of two or more parts each of which may be used as a separate word , felt to be single terms.

Pronouns Personal Pronouns I, you, she, her, hers, it, itself, they, there, their

Explanation Pronouns which stand for the names of persons or things are called Personal Pronouns. ‘I’ is used when we speak about ourselves. This is called first person ‘You’ is used when we speak to somebody. This is called second person ‘She’, ‘her’, ‘hers’, ‘it’, ‘itself’, ‘they’, ‘there’, and ‘their’ are used when we speak about other paople. These are called third person. A pronoun which is the subject of a verb is in the nominative case. The subject answers the question, ‘’what?’’ before the verb. Example of sentence: Adorable, sweet and cute are what you think when you first see Kanon Wakeshima. The indefinite pronoun does not point out any special or particular person or thing. It shows or refers to persons or things in general way.

Nominative Pronoun What

Indefinite Pronoun Everyone